Everts v. American Red Cross, Great Lakes Blood Services Region
ORDER granting 7 Motion for Reconsideration re 4 Order of Partial Dismissal. Signed by District Judge John Corbett O'Meara. (WBar)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 16-14209
Honorable John Corbett O’Meara
AMERICAN RED CROSS, GREAT
LAKES BLOOD SERVICES REGION,
ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION
This matter came before the court on plaintiff Kevin Everts' February 21, 2017
Unopposed Motion for Reconsideration of this court's January 26, 2017 Order of
On December 30, 2016, Plaintiff filed a four-count complaint alleging violations
of federal and state statutes. The court entered an order of partial dismissal January
26, 2017, dismissing the two state law claims. Plaintiff concedes that in the complaint
he "asserted 28 U.S.C. § 1367 as the basis for subject matter jurisdiction over the
[state law] claims . . . ." Plaintiff's br. at 3. However, Plaintiff now asserts subject
matter jurisdiction pursuant to 36 U.S.C. § 300105(a)(5), which provides "original
The court previously entered a stipulated order extending the deadline for Plaintiff
to file this motion.
federal subject matter jurisdiction for all cases in which the Red Cross is a party."
Coleman v. American Red Cross, 979 F.2d 1135, 1136 n.3 (6th Cir. 1992).
The statute also allows the Red Cross to remove from state court any state law
action it is defending. See American Nat'l Red Cross v. S.G., 505 U.S. 247, 257
Plaintiff's motion represents that "even if Plaintiff were to bring his
PWDCRA claims in state court in a separate action, Defendant has indicated that it
will remove those claims to federal court pursuant to 36 U.S.C. § 300105(a)(e)."
Plaintiff's br. at 4. Therefore, the court will grant Plaintiff's motion.
It is hereby ORDERED that the court's January 26, 2017 order of partial
dismissal is VACATED.
s/John Corbett O'Meara
United States District Judge
Date: March 1, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel
of record on this date, March 1, 2017, using the ECF system.
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