Stevenson
v.
Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinois

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLEApr 30, 2012
No. 2:12-cv-00522-MJP (W.D. Wash. Apr. 30, 2012)

No. 2:12-cv-00522-MJP

04-30-2012

JESSICA STEVENSON, Plaintiff, v. SAFECO INSURANCE COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, a stock insurance company, Defendant.

WILSON SMITH COCHRAN DICKERSON Sarah L. Eversole, WSBA #36335 Attorneys for Defendant Steven Sitcov, WSBA #11180 Attorneys for Plaintiff


THE HONORABLE MARSHA J. PECHMAN


STIPULATION AND ORDER OF REMAND


STIPULATION

The parties, through their respective counsel of record, stipulate as follows:

1. The plaintiff stipulates that the total amount of damages sought in this lawsuit, inclusive of actual damages and/or bad faith damages and/or statutory damages (including attorneys fees, expert witness fees and treble damages under the Consumer Protection Act and/or Insurance Fair Conduct Act) are less than $75,000.
2. By stipulating to damages of less than $75,000, the amount in controversy no longer satisfies the jurisdictional requirements of 28 U.S.C. §1332 and this case should therefore be remanded to the Superior Court of Washington for King County (State Case No.
12-2-06891-7 SEA), each party to pay their own fees and costs incurred in this removal/remand process.
3. This stipulation will have no bearing on the amount which Plaintiff may claim as damages in her Underinsured Motorists claim asserted against Defendant, which is not at issue in the subject lawsuit.


WILSON SMITH


COCHRAN DICKERSON


STEVE SITCOV PLLC

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Sarah L. Eversole, WSBA #36335


Attorneys for Defendant


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Steven Sitcov, WSBA #11180


Attorneys for Plaintiff


ORDER

Based on the foregoing stipulation of the parties, it is therefore ordered that:

1. As the amount in controversy now is less than required for this court to have urisdiction over this action, it is hereby remanded to the Superior Court of Washington for King County (State Case No. 12-2-06891-7 SEA).


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Marsha J. Pechman


United States District Judge


Presented By:

WILSON SMITH COCHRAN DICKERSON

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Sarah L. Eversole, WSBA #36335


Attorneys for Defendant


901 5th Avenue, Suite 1700


Seattle, WA 98164


Phone: 206-623-4100


Fax: 206-623-9273


eversole@wscd.com


Copy Received, Notice of Presentation Waived:

STEVE SITCOV PLLC

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Steven Sitcov, WSBA #11180


Attorneys for Plaintiff


1000 Second Ave., Suite 3500


Seattle, WA 98104


Phone: 206-623-1270


Fax: 206-292-0494


Email: steve@sitcov.com