UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 15, 2010
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-3, PLAINTIFF,
TUAN NGUYEN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Dana M. Sabraw United States District Judge
ORDER REMANDING CASE TO STATE COURT
On April 16, 2010, Defendant Tuan Nguyen removed this unlawful detainer case from San Diego Superior Court. After reviewing the Notice of Removal, the Court issued an Order to Show Cause to Defendant as to the Court's subject matter jurisdiction. Defendant filed a response to that Order, and Plaintiff has filed a response.
In his response to the Order, Defendant argues the Court has subject matter jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1443. The Court notes Defendant did not invoke this statute in his Notice of Removal, but more importantly, Defendant has not shown that removal under this statute is appropriate. Furthermore, the Court notes that Defendant's removal was untimely. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1446(b), a notice of removal must be filed within thirty days of the defendant's receipt of the complaint. Here, Defendant states he received service of the Complaint on February 8, 2010, but he did not file the Notice of Removal until April 16, 2010, sixty-eight days later.
For each of these reasons, the Court finds it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over this case. Accordingly, the case is remanded to state court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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