United States District Court, D. Arizona
March 6, 2014
B. Nicole Parfinovics, Plaintiff,
Hewlett-Packard Company, Best Buy Co. Inc., Defendants.
JAMES A. TEILBORG, District Judge.
"Inquiring whether the court has jurisdiction is a federal judge's first duty in every case." Belleville Catering Co. v. Champaign Market Place, L.L.C., 350 F.3d 691, 693 (7th Cir. 2003). In this case, the notice of removal fails to sufficiently plead jurisdiction. See 28 U.S.C. § 1332; Hertz Corp. v. Friend, 559 U.S. 77, 80, 92-93 (2010) (discussing the citizenship of a corporation).
IT IS ORDERED that in responding to the motion to remand, the removing Defendant shall also allege the citizenship of each of the corporations or this case will be remanded for that reason alone.