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16-135 - LILLARD et al v. HANSEN et al

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16-135 - LILLARD et al v. HANSEN et al
August 1, 2016
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laintiffs' supplemental jurisdictional statement is due fourteen (14) days after the date of this entry. Signed by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt on 8/1/2016. See Entry for details. (MAG)ENTRY ON JURISDICTION - On July 18, 2016, the Plaintiffs filed a Complaint which fails to allege all of the facts necessary to determine whether this Court has subject matter jurisdiction. The Complaint alleges that this Court has jurisdiction based upon diversity of citizenship, however, the notice of removal fails to sufficiently allege the citizenship of the parties. In particular, the Complaint alleges that the parties are "resident[s]" of Florida and Minnesota. This allegation of residency is not sufficient to allow the Court to determine whether diversity jurisdiction exists. In addition, the Complaint fails to allege the state of incorporation of Defendant Sue Vinje Trucking, Inc. To remedy these deficiencies, the Plaintiffs shall file a supplemental jurisdictional statement to sufficiently establish this Court's jurisdiction over this case. The Plaintiffs' statement must accurately identify the citizenship of the parties and the state of incorporation. The P