Westech Aerosol Corporation v. ITW Polymers Sealants North America Inc.
ORDER Re TC Heartland; Plaintiff has 30 days to amend its complaint to show proper venue; if it cannot, it has thirty days to show cause why this case should not be dismissed or transferred; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN)
HONORABLE RONALD B. LEIGHTON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
CASE NO. C17-5068-RBL
ORDER RE TC HEARTLAND
ITW POLYMERS SEALANTS
NORTH AMERICA INC.,
THIS MATTER is before the Court on its own motion. Plaintiff Westech alleges
Defendant ITW “is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Texas,
with a principal place of business in or near Irving, Texas.” Dkt. #23 (Amended Complaint) at 2.
After TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16–341, 2017 U.S. LEXIS
3213 (May 22, 207), this allegation does not capture the Court’s jurisdiction. If Westech can
amend its complaint, consistent with its Rule 11 obligations, to allege venue is proper in this
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district, it shall do so within 30 days. If it cannot, it has thirty days to show cause why its case
should not be dismissed or transferred.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 7th day of August, 2017.
Ronald B. Leighton
United States District Judge
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