Everett v. Lewis and Clark Community College

3:11-cv-01126 | S.D. Ill. | Feb 14, 2012

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS PATRICIA ANN EVERETT, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 11-cv-1126-JPG LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE, TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY and NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY,

Defendants. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER This matter comes before the Court on review of plaintiff Patricia Ann Everett’s amended complaint (Doc. 8). On December 21, 2011, Everett filed a complaint (Doc. 2) in which the Court was unable to discern a cause of action over which it had subject matter jurisdiction. On January 9, 2012, the Court dismissed Everett’s complaint without prejudice and with leave to file an amended complaint (Doc. 7). The Court further directed the Clerk of Court to send Everett a copy of the Court’s Pro Se Litigant Guide, which the Clerk did, and advised Everett that in her amended complaint she should specify the basis for this Court’s subject matter jurisdiction and should describe the conduct of each defendant that she claims violated her rights. Everett filed an amended complaint, but the Court is still unable to discern a basis for federal subject matter jurisdiction. There is no indication the parties are diverse or that more than $75,000 is in issue, no hint of a federal question and no other allegation suggesting any other basis for federal subject matter jurisdiction. For these reasons, the Court DISMISSES this case for lack of jurisdiction and DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to close this case. Although there is no federal jurisdiction, Everett may still attempt to pursue her claims in state court. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: February 14, 2012

s/ J. Phil Gilbert J. PHIL GILBERT DISTRICT JUDGE