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VOA NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION et al v. INSTAR SERVICES GROUP, LP et al notice of removal

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
VOA NATIONAL HOUSING CORP., ET AL §
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v. § C.A. NO. ___________
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INSTAR SERVICES GROUP, LP, ET AL §
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NOTICE OF REMOVAL
COME NOW, ACE American Insurance Company (“ACE”), and without waiving
any of their defenses, hereby give notice of removal of this case from the Civil District
Court for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana to the United States District Court for the
Eastern District of Louisiana, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332 and § 1441(a).
1. Plaintiffs filed this action on August 31, 2009 in the Civil District Court for the Parish
of Orleans, Louisiana.
2. Defendant Instar Services Group, LP filed its Answer on November 2, 2009.
3. Plaintiffs filed a First Amending Petition first naming ACE as a defendant on
January 8, 2014.
4. Plaintiffs did not seek leave of court to amend the original Petition or consent of the
adverse party prior to filing their First Amending Petition pursuant to Louisiana
Code of Civil Procedure art. 1151.
5. Judgment ordering Plaintiffs’ Motion to Approve Filing of First Amending Petition
was signed on April 8, 2014. This notice of removal is timely filed no more than 30
days after receipt of the first pleading from which it may be ascertained that the case
is removable. 28 U.S.C 1446(b)(2)(B).
6. This action is removable pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a).
7. This Honorable Court occupies the district in which Plaintiffs’ original Petition was
filed.
8. The Brief in Support of the Notice of Removal is attached hereto.
9. Consent to Removal of Instar Services Group, LP is attached as Exhibit A.
10. Consent to Removal of Interstate Restoration, LLC is attached as Exhibit B.
11. A copy of the state court docket sheet is attached as Exhibit C.
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12. Copies of all pleadings asserting causes of action, answers, and orders on file in the
state court shall be filed within 14 days pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1447(b) and Local
Rule 3.2.
13. A list of all counsel of record, including addresses and telephone numbers, is
attached as Exhibit D.
14. A copy of the return of service of process filed in state court on ACE American
Insurance Company is attached as Exhibit E.
15. A copy of the state court’s April 8, 2014 order approving the filing of Plaintiff’s First
Amending Petition is attached as Exhibit F.
16. The name and address of the state court from which this action is:
Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans
Division “H”
421 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
WHEREFORE, PREMISES CONSIDERED, Defendant ACE American Insurance
Company notifies this Court of the removal of this action from the Civil District Court
for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana to the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Louisiana.
Respectfully submitted,
BROWN SIMS
By: /s/ Mark Clark__________
MARK L. CLARK
PIERCE C. AZUMA
650 Poydras Street, Suite 2200
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Tel: (504) 569-1007
Fax: (504) 569-9255
mclark@brownsims.com
pazuma@brownsims.com
ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT ACE
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that a true and correct copy has been served upon the following
counsel via e-file. If counsel is not a user of the e-file system, then this document will be
served via Certified Mail, return receipt requested on the 7th day of May, 2014.
Clarence F. Favret, III
David Vicknair
228 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 1310
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Attorneys for Plaintiff
Allen C. Miller
Stephanie Villagomez Lemoine
One Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Attorneys for Instar Services Group, LP
Scott C. Barney
Philip R. Sims
Matt N. Terrell
8550 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 103
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Attorneys for Interstate Restoration, LLC
/s/ Mark Clark________
Mark L. Clark
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