Cooksey v. Global Grind Digital

Title: CALVIN EDWARD COOKSEY, Plaintiff, v. GLOBAL GRIND DIGITAL, Defendant.

Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Case Number:14-cv-7146 (JGK)

Date: Sep 19, 2016

Facts:

On August 18, 2014, the plaintiff, proceeding pro se, filed the Original Complaint against Global Grind; Russell Simmons, Global Grind’s former CEO; Brittany Lewis, a writer employed by Global Grind; and Interactive One, the company that acquired Global Grind in late 2014. On November 5, 2014, Chief Judge¬† Preska dismissed the Original Complaint sua sponte for lack of federal subject matter jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the judgment of dismissal and remanded the case to permit the plaintiff, a citizen of California, to amend his Original Complaint to eliminate any dispensable, non-diverse parties.

Issue:

CONCLUSION:

The Court has considered all of the arguments raised by the parties. To the extent not specifically addressed, the arguments are either moot or without merit. For the foregoing reasons, the defendant’s motion to dismiss is granted and the Amended Complaint is dismissed with prejudice, the plaintiff’s motions for a default judgment and sanctions are denied and the defendant’s motion for sanctions is denied. The Clerk is directed to enter judgment dismissing this action and closing the case. The Clerk is also directed to close all pending motions.

SO ORDERED.

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