Minter v. Brightwater R&B Acquisition LLC et al

Filing 10

ORDER. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1147(c), all further proceedings are REMANDED to the King County Superior Court of Washington State. Per LCR 3(i), case will be remanded on the 15th day following the date of this Order, on 7/18/2024. Signed by Judge John H. Chun. (SB)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 JACOB MINTER, Plaintiff, v. CASE NO. 2:24-cv-00670-JHC ORDER BRIGHTWATER R&B ACQUISITION, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company doing business as R&B Machine; MARK WILLIAMS; DAVID SOSA; DOES 1-20, Defendants. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 This matter comes before the Court sua sponte. Defendant Brightwater R&B Acquisition, LLC removed this case from King County Superior Court. Dkt. # 1. The Court ordered Brightwater R&B Acquisition to show cause as to why the case should not be remanded to state court for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, because the notice of removal does not state the domicile for all members of the entity. Dkt. # 7. Defendants say that Brightwater R&B Acquisition’s sole owner/member is BrightWater Capital Investments, LLC. Dkt. # 8 at 2. Three members of BrightWater Capital Investments are Washington residents. Id. Plaintiff is also a Washington resident. Dkt. # 1 at 2. Defendants do not object if the Court remands this case due to lack of subject matter jurisdiction. 23 24 ORDER - 1 1 The Court concludes that it does not have subject matter jurisdiction over this case, as 2 there is no diversity jurisdiction. See 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a)(1); Johnson v. Columbia Props. 3 Anchorage, LP, 437 F.3d 894, 899 (9th Cir. 2006). The Court ORDERS as follows: 4 5 1. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1147(c), all further proceedings are REMANDED to the King County Superior Court of Washington State. 6 2. The Clerk shall send copies of this order to all counsel of record for all parties. 7 3. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1147(c), the Clerk shall mail a certified copy of this order 8 to the Clerk of the Court for King County Superior Court. 9 4. The Clerk shall also transmit the record to the Clerk of the Court for King County 10 Superior Court. 11 5. 12 Dated this 3rd day of July, 2024. The Clerk shall CLOSE this case. 13 John H. Chun United States District Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER - 2

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