Chisum v. Azhar et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the stay previously imposed in this matter is lifted. Signed by District Judge Charles A. Shaw on 8/1/2013. (KSH)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
MOHAMMED AZHAR, et al.,
No. 4:13-CV-1069 CAS
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This diversity matter is before the Court on defendants’ Amended Notice of Removal and
Memorandum in Support thereof, filed in response to the Court’s Order Concerning Removal.
Plaintiff did not file a response and the time to do so has passed.
The Order Concerning Removal noted that questions existed concerning complete diversity
of citizenship as well as the requisite amount in controversy, and directed defendants to file (1) an
Amended Notice of Removal to allege jurisdictional facts establishing each defendant’s citizenship
both at the time of filing and the time of removal, and (2) a memorandum in support including
specific facts or evidence to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the amount in
controversy exceeds $75,000.
Following careful review, and in the absence of any contradiction by plaintiff, the Court
finds that defendants have alleged complete diversity of citizenship both at the time of filing and the
time of removal, and have met their burden to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the
amount in controversy exceeds $75,000. As a result, the Court concludes that it has diversity
jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a), and that the stay previously imposed
in the case should be lifted.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the stay previously imposed in this matter is lifted.
CHARLES A. SHAW
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 1st day of August, 2013.
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