Tucker v. Greene et al
RULING granting 18 Motion to Remand to State Court; granting 21 Motion to Remand to State Court. Signed by Judge Janet C. Hall on 12/30/2011. (Oliver, T.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
SAMUEL B. TUCKER, JR.,
MATTHEW H. GREENE, et al.,
CIVIL ACTION NO.
DECEMBER 30, 2011
RULING RE: DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS TO REMAND TO STATE COURT
(DOC. NOS. 18 & 21)
On July 12, 2011, the plaintiff, Samuel B. Tucker, Jr., removed this case to
federal court from the Superior Court for the State of Connecticut. See Notice of
Removal (Doc No. 1). Defendants Matthew H. Greene and the Law Offices of Sandy M.
Moore, LLC, have moved to remand the case to state court. See Doc. Nos. 18, 21.
The defendants argue that, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1441, only a defendant may remove
a civil action from state court to federal court. Greene Mem. in Supp. (Doc. No. 18-1) at
1; Moore Mem. In Supp. (Doc. No. 21-1) at 1. The court agrees. See Yonkers Racing
Corp. v. City of Yonkers, 858 F.2d 855, 863 (2d Cir. 1988) (“Quite simply, a party who is
in the position of a plaintiff cannot remove.”). Accordingly, the court finds that it is
without jurisdiction to hear this case, and the Motions to Remand (Doc. Nos. 18, 21) are
Dated at Bridgeport, Connecticut, this 30th day of December, 2011.
/s/ Janet C. Hall
Janet C. Hall
United States District Judge
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