Merchants Credit Bureau, Inc. v. Morris

Filing 22

ORDER granting the parties' 21 Joint Response to Show Cause Order and Motion to Remand; and remanding this case to the Superior Court of Columbia County, Georgia. Signed by Judge J. Randal Hall on 1/4/2017. (jah)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA AUGUSTA DIVISION MERCHANTS CREDIT BUREAU, INC., * As Assignee of AP Surgery * Center, * Plaintiff, * CV 115-124 * v. * JONATHAN MORRIS, * Defendant. * ORDER Presently to before the Court is the parties' Show Cause Order and Motion to Remand. motion to remand, dismissal of eliminated all further parties third-party federal stipulate principle the that which may stipulate defendant law claims they require (Doc. Response 20.) In their that this Court's Blue in have Joint Cross Blue Shield this case. The parties reached post-judgment a settlement action by in Plaintiff. The Court must now determine if remand is proper. 28 U.S.C. ยง 1367(c)(3) provides that "district courts may decline to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over a claim . . . if . . . the district it has original "encourage[s] court has jurisdiction." districts to dismissed all Moreover, dismiss any the claims over which Eleventh Circuit remaining state claims when, as here, trial." Cir. the federal claims have been dismissed prior to Raney v. Allstate Ins. 2004) . Because this Court Co., has 370 F.3d 1086, dismissed all 1089 (11th federal law claims by virtue of dismissing Blue Cross Blue Shield as a party to this litigation, it GRANTS the parties' REMANDS to this case the Superior Court request of (doc. 20) and Columbia County, Georgia. ORDER ENTERED January, at Augusta, Georgia, this /^ day of 2017. \J. RANDAL HALL UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE SQUTHE^KDISTRICT OF GEORGIA

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