United States District Court, D. Nevada
before the court is defendant SFR Investments Pool 1,
LLC's motion for demand for security of costs. (ECF No.
11). Defendant asks that plaintiff Citibank, N.A. file
security of costs in the amount of $500.00 in favor of the
defendant pursuant to NRS 18.130(1) because plaintiff is a
non-resident of Nevada.
Ninth Circuit recognizes that “federal district courts
have inherent power to require plaintiffs to post security
for costs.” Simulnet E. Assocs. v. Ramada Hotel
Operating Co., 37 F.3d 573, 574 (9th Cir. 1994). A
federal district court typically follows the forum
state's practice regarding security of costs,
particularly when a party is a non-resident. See,
e.g., 10 Charles Alan Wright & Arthur R. Miller,
Federal Practice and Procedure § 2671 (3d ed. 1998).
Section 18.130 of the Nevada Revised Statutes provides that
the court may require an out-of-state plaintiff to post a
security for costs in an amount up to $500.00 upon request by
a defendant. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 18.130.
court finds it appropriate to order security of costs in this
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that
defendant's motion for demand for security of costs (ECF
No. 11) be, and the same hereby is, GRANTED.
FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff shall post security in the
amount of $500.00 within seven (7) days of the entry ...