United States District Court, C.D. California
December 2, 2014
Matthew A. Poturich, et al.
JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al
For Matthew A Poturich, an individual, Teresa L Poturich, an individual, Plaintiffs: Stephen R Golden, Te Aira L Law, LEAD ATTORNEYS, Stephen R Golden and Associates, Pasadena, CA.
For JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., a National Association, Defendant: LaShon Harris, Sung-Min Christopher Yoo, LEAD ATTORNEYS, AlvaradoSmith, APC, Santa Ana, CA.
For Quality Loan Service Corporation, an Unknown Entity, Defendant: Matthew Bryan Learned, LEAD ATTORNEY, McCarthy and Holthus LLP, San Diego, CA.
For Mortgage Contracting Services, an Unknown Entity, Defendant: Stephen J Tully, LEAD ATTORNEY, Garrett and Tully PC, Pasadena, CA; Michael K Dewberry, Garrett & Tully, Pasadena, CA.
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
The Honorable PERCY ANDERSON, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Proceedings: IN CHAMBERS -- COURT ORDER
Plaintiffs Matthew A. Poturich and Teresa L. Poturich (collectively, " Plaintiffs") filed a Notice of Election to Abandon Federal Claim on November 21, 2014. Plaintiffs' federal claim was brought under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (" RESPA"), 12 U.S.C. § 2605.
Plaintiffs' RESPA claim was the sole basis for this Court's subject matter jurisdiction. The Court has supplemental jurisdiction over Plaintiffs' remaining state law claims under 28 U.S.C. § 1367(a). Once supplemental jurisdiction has been established under § 1367(a), a district court " can decline to assert supplemental jurisdiction over a pendant claim only if one of the four categories specifically enumerated in section 1367(c) applies." Exec. Software v. U.S. Dist. Court for the Cent. Dist. of Cal., 24 F.3d 1545, 1555-56 (9th Cir. 1994). The Court may decline supplemental jurisdiction under § 1367(c) if: " (1) the claim raises a novel or complex issue of State law, (2) the claim substantially predominates over the claim or claims over which the district court has original jurisdiction, (3) the district court dismissed all claims over which it has original jurisdiction, or (4) in exceptional circumstances, there are other compelling reasons for declining jurisdiction."
Here, Plaintiffs have abandoned the only claim over which the Court has original jurisdiction. Accordingly, the Court declines to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over Plaintiffs' state law claims. See 28 U.S.C. § 1367(c)(3). The Court further exercises its discretion to remand the action. See Albingia Versicherungs A.G. v. Schenker Int'l Inc., 344 F.3d 931, 938 (9th Cir. 2003);
Harrell v. 20th Century Ins. Co., 934 F.2d 203, 205 (9th Cir. 1991) (" [A] district court has discretion to remand a properly removed case to state court when none of the federal claims are remaining."). The Court remands this action to San Bernardino County Superior Court, Case No. CIVDS1412694. See 28 U.S.C. § 1447(c).
IT IS SO ORDERED.