UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 21, 2013
TITLE: TREES WOROR, ET AL.
MICHAEL ROSS, ETC., ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Josephine Staton Tucker, United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES -- GENERAL
Present: Honorable JOSEPHINE STATON TUCKER, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Terry Guerrero N/A
Deputy Clerk Court Reporter
ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR PLAINTIFF: ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR DEFENDANT:
Not Present Not Present
PROCEEDINGS: (IN CHAMBERS) ORDER REQUIRING PLAINTIFFS TO
SHOW CAUSE RE SUBJECT-MATTER JURISDICTION
Plaintiffs filed their Complaint in this Court, asserting a single claim for fraud. ( See Compl., Doc. 1.) Plaintiffs allege that federal-question jurisdiction lies "because the matter involves a federal question based on sovereignty issues due to the prior involvement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding the subject matter property, as determined by, and reported to Plaintiff Mark Seidenberg, an individual, the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California." (Compl. ¶ 1.) Plaintiffs do not explain why the prior involvement of an agency of the federal government presents a federal question in this case involving the transfer of real property.
Accordingly, Plaintiffs are ordered to show cause no later than
April 5, 2013 , why this case should not be
dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. Failure to timely
respond will result in immediate dismissal of this action.
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