Montoya
v.
Consumer Portfolio Servs., Inc.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISIONSep 10, 2012
Case No. 12-13429 (E.D. Mich. Sep. 10, 2012)

Case No. 12-13429

09-10-2012

KIMANI MONTOYA, Plaintiff, v. CONSUMER PORTFOLIO SERVICES, INC., Defendant.


Honorable John Corbett O'Meara


ORDER OF PARTIAL DISMISSAL

Plaintiff Kimani Montoya filed a three-count complaint in this court August 8, 2012, alleging the following causes of action: Count I, violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), 47 U.S.C. § 227(b)(3)(B); Count II, violations of the Michigan Collection Practices Act ("MCPA"), Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §§ 445.251 et. seq.; and Count III, injunctive relief under the TCPA.

Plaintiff has not established that the court has federal subject matter jurisdiction through diversity of citizenship. Although defendant Consumer Portfolio Services ("CPS") may be a California company, Plaintiff has failed to allege CPS's state of incorporation and principal place of business. See, 28 U.S.C. § 1332(c)(1). In addition, Plaintiff has alleged damages less than an amount in excess of $75,000.00 as required by 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a).

The court does have subject matter jurisdiction over Counts I and III, as they present federal questions arising under the TCPA. However, this court declines to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over Plaintiff's state law claim in order to avoid jury confusion. See 28 U.S.C. § 1367(c); United Mine Workers v. Gibbs, 383 U.S. 715 (1966); and Padilla v. City of Saginaw, 867 F. Supp. 1309 (E.D. Mich. 1994).

Therefore, it is hereby ORDERED that Count II of the complaint is DISMISSED.

John Corbett O'Meara


United States District Judge


I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties of record on this date, September 10, 2012, using the ECF system and/or ordinary mail.

William Barkholz


Case Manager