Epic Games, Inc. v. Murphy-Johnson
ORDER granting 14 Motion to Remand. Counsel is reminded to read the order in its entirety for detailed information. Signed by Chief Judge James C. Dever III on 7/9/2014. (Edwards, S.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
EPIC GAMES, INC.,
TIMOTHY FREDERICK MURPHY-JOHNSON, )
On May 19, 2014, Epic Games, Inc. ("Epic") filed a motion to remand this action to Wake
County Superior Court. See [D.E. 14]. On June 9, 2014, Timothy Frederick Murphy-Johnson
("Murphy-Johnson") responded in opposition. See [D.E. 19]. On June 25,2014, Epic replied. See
Murphy-Johnson bears the burden ofestablishing federal subject-matter jurisdiction. See,~'
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. Harleysville Mut. Ins. Co., 736 F.3d 255,259 (4th Cir. 2013); Mulcahey v.
Columbia Organic Chems. Co., 29 F.3d 148, 151 (4th Cir. 1994). The record demonstrates that
Murphy-Johnson has not met that burden.
Vaden v. Discover Bank, 556 U.S. 49, 59-72
(2009); Powerex Com. v. Reliant Energy Servs .. Inc., 551 U.S. 224, 233-34 (2007); ESAB Grp., Inc.
v. Zurich Ins. PLC, 685 F.3d 376, 387-88 (4th Cir. 2012); LaFarge Cowee v. Venezolana De
Cementos. S.A.C.A.. C.A., 31 F.3d 70, 72 (2d Cir. 1994); Wiggins v. N. Am. Equitable Life
Assurance Co., 644 F.2d 1014, 1017 (4th Cir. 1981). Accordingly, the motion to remand [D.E. 14]
is GRANTED. The action is remanded to Wake County Superior Court.
SO ORDERED. This _!L day of July 2014.
S C. DEVER III
Chie United States District Judge
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