United States District Court, S.D. New York
December 3, 2004.
DEAJESS MEDICAL IMAGING, P.C., et ano., Plaintiffs,
ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: LEWIS KAPLAN, District Judge
In its memorandum opinion dated November 12, 2004, the Court
raised the question whether plaintiff's claims should be severed
and afforded the parties until December 1, 2004 to brief that
question. Defendant has submitted papers in support of severance
and dismissal for want of the requisite jurisdictional amount.
Plaintiff has not responded.
Plaintiff's claims arise out of 48 separate alleged automobile
accidents and an alleged 55 separate course of treatments. Taking
all of the relevant factors into consideration, the Court severs
each of the assigned claims, substantially for the reasons set
forth in defendant's papers. See also Deajess Med. Imaging, P.C.
v. Allstate Ins. Co., No. 03 Civ. 3916 (LTS), 2004 WL 1920803
(S.D.N.Y. Aug. 27, 2004); Boston Post Rd. Med. Imaging, P.C. v.
Geico Gen. Ins. Co., No. 03 Civ. 7390 (JCF), 2004 WL 1810572
(S.D.N.Y. Aug. 12, 2004); Boston Post Rd. Med. Imaging, P.C. v.
Allstate Ins. Co., No. 03 Civ. 3923 (RCC), 2004 WL 1586429
(S.D.N.Y. July 15, 2004); Deajess Med. Imaging, P.C. v.
Travelers Indem. Co., 222 F.R.D. 563 (S.D.N.Y. 2004); Preferred
Med. Imaging P.C. v. Geico Gen. Ins. Co., No. 03 Civ. 8726
(NRB), 2004 WL 690735 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2004); Preferred Med.
Imaging, P.C. v. Allstate Ins. Co., 303 F.Supp.2d 476 (S.D.N.Y.
2004); Radiology Resource Network P.C. v. Fireman's Fund Ins.
Co., 2004 WL 2520995 (N.Y. 1st Dept. Nov. 9, 2004). As none of
the assigned claims involves the requisite jurisdictional amount,
each of the cases is dismissed for lack of subject matter
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