VCRF Widefield Apartments LLP v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. ORDERED that, on or before December 28, 2016, defendant shall show cause why this case should not be remanded due to the Court's lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Signed by Judge Philip A. Brimmer on 12/19/16. (jhawk, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge Philip A. Brimmer
Civil Action No. 16-cv-02278-PAB
VCRF WIDEFIELD APARTMENTS LLP,
STATE FARM FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY,
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
This matter is before the Court on defendant’s Response to the Order to Show
Cause [Docket No. 34], Supplemental Response to Order to Show Cause [Docket No.
35], and Second Supplemental Response to Order to Show Cause [Docket No. 36].
Defendant states that the Court has subject m atter jurisdiction over this lawsuit
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332. Docket No. 1 at 2, ¶ 8.
Defendant states that “[t]he parties have now filed all relevant affidavits for all of
Plaintiff’s partners.” Docket No. 36 at 1. However, the affidavit of Sheila Venezia
attached to the first supplemental response to the order to show cause states that JV
Ranches, LLC is a member of plaintiff and that JV Ranches, LLC is comprised of Assisi
V, LLC and herself. Docket No. 35-1. Defendant provides no information regarding the
members of Assisi V, LLC or their domiciles.
As the Court stated in its order to show cause, Docket No. 25, when an entity is
comprised of multiple layers of constituent entities, the citizenship determination
requires an exploration of the citizenship of the constituent entities as far down as
necessary to unravel fully the citizenship of the entity before the court. See U.S.
Advisor, LLC v. Berkshire Prop. Advisors, LLC, No. 09-cv-00697-PAB-CBS, 2009 WL
2055206, at *2 (D. Colo. July 10, 2009). An LLC, much like a partnership, is deemed to
be a citizen of all of the states of which its members are citizens. See Siloam Springs
Hotel, L.L.C. v. Century Sur. Co., 781 F.3d 1233, 1237-38 (10th Cir. 2015).
Because defendant has provided no information regarding the citizenship of
Assisi V, LLC, it is
ORDERED that, on or before December 28, 2016, defendant shall show cause
why this case should not be remanded due to the Court’s lack of subject matter
DATED December 19, 2016.
BY THE COURT:
s/Philip A. Brimmer
PHILIP A. BRIMMER
United States District Judge
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