UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 2, 2012
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Present: The Honorable Dale S. Fischer, United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Debra Plato Not Present Deputy Clerk Court Reporter
Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs: Attorneys Present for Defendants: Not Present Not Present
Proceedings: (In Chambers) Order REMANDING Case to Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
This matter was removed from state court on January 31, 2012, based on federal question jurisdiction. The complaint was filed August 2, 2011. It is a state law unlawful detainer complaint that does not state a federal cause of action. While the notice of removal discusses possible defenses based on federal law, federal jurisdiction is based on the plaintiff's complaint and not on any federal counterclaims or defenses that a defendant might assert. See Holmes Group, Inc. v. Vornado Air Circulation Sys., Inc., 535 U.S. 826, 830-32 (2002).
The case is REMANDED to the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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