UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 14, 2011
TITLE HICA EDUCATION LOAN CORPORATION
JAMES T. BRUNSON
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Christina A. Snyder
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Present: The Honorable CHRISTINA A. SNYDER
Deputy Clerk Court Reporter / Recorder Tape No.
Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs: Attorneys Present for Defendants: N/A N/A
Proceedings: (In Chambers:) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR FEDERAL
On August 29, 2011, plaintiff HICA Education Loan Corporation ("HICA") filed its complaint against defendant James T. Brunson ("Brunson"). The complaint alleges that HICA is the owner of a promissory note signed by Brunson pursuant to the Health Education Assistance Loan ("HEAL") Program. According to the complaint, Brunson failed to make all of the required loan payments. HICA seeks repayment of the loan amount, interest, attorney's fees and costs.
The complaint alleges this Court has subject matter jurisdiction to hear this matter under federal question jurisdiction. Specifically, the complaint states "the claims are founded upon one or more promissory notes executed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 292 et seq. and the Federal Regulations set forth in 42 CFR Part 60 . . ." Compl. ¶ 3. These federal laws and regulations on which HICA relies do not appear to create a private right of action for the collection of unpaid student loans.
Accordingly, the Court ORDERS plaintiffs to SHOW CAUSE within twenty (20) of the date of this order why the instant action should not be remanded for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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