United States District Court, C.D. California
January 15, 2015
ELITE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC
DEBORAH ERFTENBECK, ET AL
Attorneys for Plaintiffs: Not Present.
Attorneys for Defendants: Not Present.
Honorable CHRISTINA A.
Proceedings: (In Chambers) ORDER REMANDING CASE TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
On June 11, 2014, plaintiff Elite Property Management LLC filed this unlawful detainer action against defendant Deborah Erftenbeck in the Superior Court for the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (the " Superior Court"). On November 17, 2014, defendant removed the action to this Court on the basis of purported federal question jurisdiction. Dkt. No. 1. On December 22, 2014, the Court issued a minute order explaining that federal question jurisdiction appeared to be lacking because defendants removed the action the basis of purported federal defenses. Dkt. No. 6; see Caterpillar Inc. v. Williams, 482 U.S. 386, 392, 107 S.Ct. 2425, 96 L.Ed.2d 318 (1987) (setting out the " well-pleaded complaint rule" governing the existence of federal question jurisdiction). The Court ordered defendant to show cause by January 12, 2015, why this case should not be remanded to the Superior Court. Dkt. No. 6.
As of January 15, 2015, defendant has not filed a response to the aforementioned order to show cause. Therefore, in accordance with the Court's prior order, this case is REMANDED to Los Angeles County Superior Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED