UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 27, 2012
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ACCREDITED MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-1 ASSET BACKED NOTES, PLAINTIFF,
RUBEN ALVARADO, CARLA ALVARADO, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dean D. Pregerson United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO REMAND
[Docket No. 6]
Presently before the court is Plaintiff's Motion for Order Remanding Case to State Court ("Motion"). Defendants have not filed any opposition.
As Plaintiff explains, there is no federal subject matter jurisdiction in this action. Plaintiff's unlawful detainer complaint raises only issues of state law, and the amount in controversy does not appear to exceed $75,000. Further, defenses and counterclaims based on federal law are insufficient to create federal jurisdiction. See U.S. Bank v. Teratyatstryan, No. CV 12-2876, 2012 WL 1535453, at *3 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 30, 2012); HSBC Bank USA v. Santiago, No. CV 10-04127, 2011 WL 165382, at *1-2 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 18, 2011). The court therefore grants Plaintiff's Motion and remands this case to state court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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