Unruh, et al v. Premier Housing, Inc. et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting 40 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR LACK OF SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION. Signed by District Judge J. Thomas Marten on 5/26/2017. (mam)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
THE ESTATE OF KELLY UNRUH, by
and through administrator Michael
Unruh, et al.,
Case No. 16-1262-JTM
PREMIER HOUSING INC. d/b/a
PREMIER HOMES, INC. et al.,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
On January 19, 2017, the court granted the motion to dismiss of defendants Midwest
Energy, Inc., and Tallgrass Interstate Gas Transmission, LLC, and determined that federal
energy regulations failed to provide subject matter jurisdiction over the plaintiffs’ claims
relating to a fire at a residence in Finney County, Kansas. (Dkt. 37). The remaining
defendants, Premier Housing Inc. and Premier Construction LLC have now moved (Dkt.
40) to dismiss the plaintiffs’ claim of negligence against them, arguing that diversity does
not exist between the parties, and, to the extent plaintiffs claim that the construction of the
home violated federal natural gas regulations, jurisdiction is precluded by the court’s
The plaintiffs have filed no response to the motion to dismiss of the Premier
defendants. Accordingly, for good cause shown and pursuant to D.Kan.R. 7.4, the
defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. 40) is hereby granted.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 26th day of May, 2017.
___s/ J. Thomas Marten______
J. THOMAS MARTEN, JUDGE
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