UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 16, 2012
J.P. MORGAN CHASE NA ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable R. Gary Klausner, United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Present: The Honorable R. GARY KLAUSNER, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Sharon L. Williams 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 to Show Cause Re: Jurisdiction
On August 17, 2012, JP Morgan Chase ("Defendant") removed this case from Riverside County Superior Court on the basis of diversity jurisdiction.
Diversity jurisdiction exists where the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000 and the action is between citizens of different states. 28 U.S.C. § 1332. A national bank is a citizen of both the state of its main office and the state of its principle place of business. Villa v. Wells Fargo Bank NA, 2012 WL 1247169 at *2 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 12, 2012). Here, the removal notice indicates the location of Defendant's main office but not the location of it principle place of business. The Defendant's citizenship in the state of its principle place of business must be asserted to establish its citizenship and that diversity jurisdiction is proper.
Defendant is hereby ordered to show cause in writing no later than October 26, 2012 as to why this action should not be remanded for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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