Epic Games, Inc. v. Murphy-Johnson

Filing 24

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.)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA WESTERN DIVISION No. 5:14-CV-230-D EPIC GAMES, INC., Plaintiff, v. ) ) ) ) ) ORDER ) TIMOTHY FREDERICK MURPHY-JOHNSON, ) ) Defendant. ) 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 [D.E.21]. 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. See,~' 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. J S C. DEVER III Chie United States District Judge

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