Adperio Network, LLC v. AppSlide
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE: returnable by Plaintiff on or before 5:00 p.m. on February 21, 2017, plaintiff shall show cause why this case should not be dismissed due to the Court's lack of subject matter jurisdiction, by Judge Philip A. Brimmer on 2/13/2017. (evana, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge Philip A. Brimmer
Civil Action No. 16-cv-00776-PAB-MEH
ADPERIO NETWORK, LLC,
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
This matter is before the Court on plaintiff’s Response to Order to Show Cause
[Docket No. 75]. Plaintiff states that the Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this
lawsuit pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332. Docket No. 1 at 1, ¶ 3.
On January 26, 2017, the Court ordered plaintiff to show cause why this action
should not be dismissed due to the Court’s lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Docket
No. 73. On February 10, 2017, plaintiff filed its response. Docket No. 75. W hile the
response sufficiently describes the citizenship of Adperio Network, LLC, the complaint
fails to sufficiently aver the domicile, as opposed to the residency, of AppSlide, LLC’s
sole member, Owen Mahan.
As the Court noted in its prior order, plaintiff must demonstrate the domicile of
AppSlide’s members. Docket No. 73 at 4. Domicile, not residency, is determinative of
citizenship. See Kramer v. Sears Roebuck & Co., 1997 WL 141175, *3 (10th Cir. Mar.
28, 1997) (unpublished). W hile plaintiff states that Owen Mahan is “domiciled in
California,” Docket No. 75 at 2, the response to the order to show cause bases this on
defendant’s opposition to plaintiff’s motion for leave to file an amended complaint,
Docket No. 75 at 2, n.7 (citing Docket No. 58), which states that Mr. Mahan is a resident
of California. The opposition makes no reference to Mr. Mahan’s domicile. The Court
is unwilling to infer that Mr. Mahan is domiciled in California as opposed to being a
part-time resident who considers himself to be a citizen of another state.
For the foregoing reasons, it is ORDERED that, on or before 5:00 p.m. on
February 21, 2017, plaintiff shall show cause why this case should not be dismissed
due to the Court’s lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
DATED February 13, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
s/Philip A. Brimmer
PHILIP A. BRIMMER
United States District Judge
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