Simon v. Gulfport Energy Corp
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|October 17, 2013
SUE SPONTE JURISDICTIONAL BRIEFING ORDER: This case was timely removed from the 15th JDC, Lafayette Parish on 11/30/2012, based on the diversity of the parties and the allegation that the amount in controversy was in excess of $75,000, exclusiv e of interest and costs. [Doc. 1] A jurisdictional review was done by the undersigned on 1/31/2013, concluding that the requisites for diversity jurisdiction had been met. [Doc. 9] The undersigned finds that the allegations of the plaintiffs amending petition are insufficient to establish that the newly-added parties are diverse in citizenship and/or whether diversity has been destroyed. When jurisdiction is based on diversity, the citizenship of the parties must be distinctly and affirmatively alleged. In this case, the citizenships of the parties have not been distinctly and affirmatively set out in either the amending complaint or the responsive pleadings. Accordingly, the undersigned cannot determine, on the basis of the information sup plied thus far, whether the newly added parties are or are not diverse in citizenship. Whether this court has jurisdiction over this action, as amended, is a threshold matter that cannot be resolved on the face of the pleadings filed to date. Accor dingly, IT IS ORDERED that the parties shall submit, not later than 21 days after the date of this order, sufficient facts addressing the citizenship of the parties and supporting all relevant facts with summary- judgment-type evidence. Signed by Magistrate Judge Patrick J Hanna on 10/17/2013. (crt,Putch, A)
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