Most insurance attorneys try to stay out of federal court. Here, a pro se plaintiff filed his case in federal court. The case is from the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division. It is styled, Marlon Green v. Covenant Transportation Group, Inc., et al. The case was dismissed because Green failed to properly plead his case.
Green does not enumerate any specific cause of action or claims, but rather broadly states that “administrative abuses are covered by The Civil Rights Act, and American with Disability Act Rights.” In the most recent amended complaint, Green alleges that the Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1332, but avers the claim is less than $75,000. Green also states “federal law violations include.” The Court finds, upon review, that Green’s claims should be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and for failing to provide addresses for the preparation of service of process on Defendants, as ordered by the Court.
Federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction and must have statutory or constitutional power to adjudicate a claim. Federal courts have subject matter jurisdiction and are authorized to entertain a cause of action only where a question of federal law is involved or where there is diversity of citizenship between the parties and the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000.