UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 18, 2011
ENKS ENTERPRISES INC. AS TRUSTEE FOR MARBURY TRUST #1008
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable David O. Carter, Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
[I hereby certify that this document was served by first class mail or Government messenger service, postage prepaid, to all counsel (or parties) at their respective most recent address of record in this action on this date.]
Date:____________ Deputy Clerk: ___________________________________
Julie Barrera Not Present Courtroom Clerk Court Reporter
ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR PLAINTIFFS: ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR DEFENDANTS:
NONE PRESENT NONE PRESENT
PROCEEDING (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE REMAND FOR IMPROPER REMOVAL
On August 26, 2011 Defendant removed this action to this Court. However, the Notice of Removal (the "Notice") does not adequately allege federal question jurisdiction with the Court. In the Notice, Defendant fails to allege that Plaintiff's complaint alleges or pleads any claim raising a federal question. The face of the Complaint states only one cause of action: Unlawful Detainer. Unlawful Detainer actions arise under state, not federal, law. See Cal. Code. Civ. P. § 1161. Defendant instead alleges that the Court has federal question jurisdiction because Defendant raises federal questions relating to Article III common law issues. However, as the existence of federal question jurisdiction is determined by reference to the complaint, not to any asserted defenses, Defendant cannot show that the Court has federal question jurisdiction over this action. Therefore, the Notice fails to adequately claim proper federal question jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331.
Accordingly, Defendant Timothy Greve is hereby ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE in writing by November 1, 2011: (1) why this action should not be remanded to Orange County Superior
Court for improper removal.
The Clerk shall serve this minute order on all parties to the action.
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