Nash v. Simm Associates, Inc.
ORDER of Partial Dismissal of 1 Complaint,, filed by Kimberley Nash. Signed by District Judge John Corbett O'Meara. (WBar)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 12-11475
Honorable John Corbett O’Meara
SIMM ASSOCIATES, INC.,
ORDER OF PARTIAL DISMISSAL
Plaintiff Kimberly Nash filed a two-count complaint in this court alleging violations of the
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, in Count I; and violations of
Michigan’s Occupational Code in Count II.
Although Plaintiff’s claim arising under the FDCPA is cognizable in this court pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 1331, the remaining allegations present claims based solely on state law. Plaintiff has
failed to state Defendant’s state of incorporation and principal place of business and has also failed
to allege an amount in controversy that would give this court federal subject matter jurisdiction
through diversity of citizenship. Therefore, this court declines to exercise supplemental jurisdiction
over Plaintiff’s state law claim in order to avoid jury confusion. See 28 U.S.C. § 1367(c); United
Mine Workers v. Gibbs, 383 U.S. 715 (1966); and Padilla v. City of Saginaw, 867 F. Supp. 1309
(E.D. Mich. 1994). Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that Count II of the complaint is
s/John Corbett O'Meara
United States District Judge
Date: June 7, 2012
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties of record
on this date, June 7, 2012, using the ECF system and/or ordinary mail.
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