UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 21, 2011
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Otis D. Wright II, United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Present: The Honorable Otis D. Wright II, United States District Judge
Sheila English Not reported N/A Deputy Clerk Court Reporter / Recorder Tape No.
Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs: Attorneys Present for Defendants:
Not present Not present
Proceedings (In Chambers): Order REMANDING Case to State Court 
After considering Plaintiff's Notice of Removal, Complaint and Defendant's Cross-Complaint (Dkt. No. 1), the Court finds no removal jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1441. Only defendants have the right to remove a case from state court to federal court. Progressive West Ins. Co. v. Preciado, 479 F.3d 1014, 1017 (9th Cir. 2007). Despite the federal causes of action alleged in Defendant's Cross-Complaint, a plaintiff/cross-defendant cannot remove an action to federal court. Id.
Accordingly, the Court REMANDS this caseto the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, the court in which the case was originally filed. The Clerk of Court shall close this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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