UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 15, 2013
MARRIOTT INT'L, INC., ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Present: The Honorable Dale S. Fischer, United States District Judge
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 State Court
This case was removed based on diversity jurisdiction. However, Defendants have failed to allege the citizenship of The Ritz-Carlton Company, LLC adequately. Defendants plead that Ritz-Carlton is incorporated in Delaware, has a principal place of business in Maryland, and is an "indirect subsidiary" of Marriott International, Inc. (Notice of Removal ¶¶ 11-13.) This is not sufficient. See Johnson v. Columbia Props. Anchorage, LP, 437 F.3d 894, 899 (9th Cir. 2006) (limited liability company is a citizen of the states of which each of its members is a citizen).
The case is REMANDED to the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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