UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA EASTERN DIVISION
January 25, 2010
USF INSURANCE COMPANY, PLAINTIFF,
ILLINOIS UNION INSURANCE COMPANY AND DOES 1 THROUGH 50, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Manuel L. Real
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO REMAND CASE BACK TO STATE COURT
Courtroom: 8 (Spring Street)
Date: January 19, 2010
State Case No. RIC532465
TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD:
On January 19, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 8, of United States District Court, Central District of California, Eastern Division, located at 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 92501, the motion of Plaintiff USF Insurance Company ("USFIC") to remand this case back to the State Superior Court, County of Riverside from whence it came pursuant to 28 USC 1332; 1441(b), and 1447(c), and for an award of costs and attorneys fees, came on regularly for hearing. Susan J. Gill Esq. with Blick, Gill & Rhoades appeared on behalf of USFIC and Marilyn A. Rodgers Esq. with Morales, Fierro & Reeves appeared on behalf of Defendant Illinois Union Insurance Company ("IUIC"). The Court having reviewed all documents submitted rules as follows:
FOR GOOD CAUSE APPEARING IT IS ORDERED THAT: Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1332(c)1 a corporation is deemed a citizen of any state by which it has been incorporated and its principal place of business. Defendant IUIC, as the moving party, bears the burden of proving diversity between the parties exists. Defendant has failed to meet its burden of proof and has failed to show that complete diversity exists. This Court therefore finds it does not have subject matter jurisdiction and this matter is remanded back to State Court from whence it came. Each party to bear their own costs and attorney fees.
IT BEING SO ORDERED.
Manuel L. Real United States District Court Judge
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