United States District Court, D. Nevada
January 10, 2017
DARLING JENNIFER MICHAELS YEPES, Plaintiff,
STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, and DOES I-X, inclusive,, Defendants.
ORDER DENYING MOTION TO REMAND (ECF NO. 9)
P. GORDON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
filed a motion to remand this case to the state court. ECF
No. 9. Defendant State Farm filed an opposition. ECF No. 17.
State Farm's removal papers and opposition lay out the
factual bases for this court's exercise of diversity
jurisdiction over this matter. The plaintiff previously made
a demand for the $50, 000 policy limits. The plaintiffs
lawsuit seeks to recover that amount, plus extra-contractual
damages for State Farm's alleged bad faith. The amount in
controversy exceeds $75, 000. Therefore, this court has
diversity jurisdiction over this case, and State Farm's
removal of the case was proper.
THEREFORE ORDERED that the plaintiffs Motion to Remand (ECF
No. 9) is DENIED.