Lance Posner et al v. U.S. Bank National Association, et al

Filing 17

ORDER that this action is remanded to state court (Certified copy of Order and public docket sheet mailed to Eighth Judicial District Court Clerk, Case No. A-17-764755-C on 02/08/2018). Signed by Judge Miranda M. Du on 2/8/2018., Case terminated. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - KW)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 9 *** 10 11 12 13 14 15 LANCE T. POSNER, an individual; EVA M. POSNER, an individual, Case No. 2:17-cv-03102-MMD-PAL ORDER Plaintiffs, v. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; SELECT PORTFOLIO SERVICING, INC.; QUALITY LOAN SERVICE, INC.; and DOES 1-10 inclusive, Defendant. 16 17 18 The removed action involves an amended petition for foreclosure mediation 19 (“Petition”). (ECF No. 1-5.) The Court finds that it lacks subject matter jurisdiction, and 20 therefore remand is required. 21 Plaintiffs Lance and Eva Posner commenced this action in the Eighth Judicial 22 District Court of the State of Nevada in and for the County of Clark on November 15, 23 2017. (ECF No. 1 at 1; ECF No. 1-1 at 2-15.) On December 21, 2017, Defendants U.S. 24 Bank National Association and Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. removed the action to this 25 Court on the basis of diversity of citizenship pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332. (ECF No. 1.) 26 However, on December 4, 2017, Plaintiffs filed the Petition, which replaced the original 27 complaint, requesting an order of referral from the state district court to the foreclosure 28 mediation program. (ECF No. 1-5.) 1 A federal district court must remand a case sua sponte for lack of subject matter 2 jurisdiction. See 28 U.S.C. § 1447(c) (“If at any time before final judgment it appears that 3 the district court lacks subject matter jurisdiction, the case shall be remanded.”); see also 4 Kelton Arms Condo. Owners Ass’n, Inc., v. Homestead Ins. Co., 346 F.3d 1190, 1192 5 (9th Cir. 2003) (“Subject matter jurisdiction may not be waived, and . . . the district court 6 must remand if it lacks jurisdiction.”) Because the Petition itself is not a civil action,1 the 7 basis for the Petition is based purely in state law, see NRS § 107.086(2)(a)(4), and this 8 Court does not have the authority to issue a referral to the foreclosure mediation program, 9 this Court does not have jurisdiction over this action. 10 It is therefore ordered that this action is remanded to state court. 11 DATED THIS 8th day of February 2018. 12 13 MIRANDA M. DU UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1There is no claim for relief that the Court can adjudicate. 2

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