UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 5, 2012
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Presiding: The Honorable George H. King, U. S. District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Beatrice Herrera N/A N/A Deputy Clerk Court Reporter / Recorder Tape No.
Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs: Attorneys Present for Defendant: None None
Proceedings: (In Chambers) Order Remanding Case
On March 15, 2012, we issued an Order directing Defendant Weston Clayton ("Defendant") to show cause ("OSC") within twelve days why the above-captioned action should not be remanded to state court based on this Court's lack of subject matter jurisdiction. We noted that Defendant's Notice of Removal stated that we have federal question jurisdiction because in evicting him, Plaintiffs violated federal laws, such as the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. We stated that, on its face, the Complaint only alleges a claim for unlawful detainer, which does not provide this Court with jurisdiction under the "well-pleaded complaint" rule. We further stated that federal jurisdiction cannot rest upon actual or anticipated federal defenses or counterclaims. We cautioned Defendant that failure to timely respond to our OSC would be deemed Defendant's admission that this Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction. The docket reflects that no such response has been timely filed. Pursuant to our OSC, Defendant is DEEMED to have admitted that we lack subject matter jurisdiction over this case. Accordingly, this case is hereby REMANDED to the state court from which it was removed.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Initials of Deputy Clerk IR for Bea
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