UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
August 28, 2012
JOSE A. COLLADO, PLAINTIFF,
MALGORZATA KORASADOWICZ AND STANISLAW A. KORASADOWICZ, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Roslynn R. Mauskopf, United States District Judge.
This personal injury action was commenced on or about May 21, 2012 with the filing in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Queens of a summons and verified complaint. On June 19, 2012, defendants Malgorzata Korasadowicz and Stanislaw Korasadowicz removed the action to this Court, citing as the basis for removal this Court's diversity jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a). (Notice of Removal (Doc. No. 1) ¶ 9.) On June 22, 2012, the Court issued an Order to Show Cause, directing defendants to explain, in writing, by June 29, 2012, "why this action should not be remanded to the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Queens." (Order (Doc. No. 4) at 1.) As of the date of this Order defendants have filed no response, but instead filed an answer to the complaint on July 9, 2012.*fn1
(Doc. No. 6.)
Therefore, for the reasons articulated in the June 22, 2012 Order, defendants have failed to demonstrate by a "preponderance of the evidence" the amount in controversy requisite to invoke federal diversity jurisdiction. 28 U.S.C. §§ 1446(c)(2)(B); 1332(a). As such, this Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction, and thus orders that this case be remanded to the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Queens.*fn2
For the reasons set forth herein and by Order, dated June 22, 2012, the Court hereby REMANDS this action to the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Queens. The Clerk of Court is directed to notify the state court accordingly, and close the file in this Court.
ROSLYNN R. MAUSKOPF United States District Judge