JURISDICTIONAL REVIEW FINDINGS
JOSEPH H.L. PEREZ-MONTES, Magistrate Judge.
Before the Court is a Complaint filed in this Court by Plaintiff Terry Bahaman against Ethicon, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. Bahaman premises federal jurisdiction on diversity of citizenship.
The diversity statute — 28 U.S.C. § 1332 — is satisfied upon a showing of: (1) diversity of citizenship between the parties; and (2) an amount in controversy in excess of $75,000, exclusive of interest and costs. "Complete diversity requires that all persons on one side of the controversy be citizens of different states than all persons on the other side."
The Court has "an independent obligation to determine whether subject-matter jurisdiction exists, even in the absence of a challenge from any party."
The citizenship of an individual is his or her domicile, meaning the place where an individual resides and intends to remain.
Plaintiff Bohanan is a citizen of Louisiana.
Plaintiff alleges that Defendant Johnson & Johnson is a corporation that was incorporated in New Jersey with its principal place of business in New Jersey.
Plaintiff alleges that Defendant Ethicon, Inc. was incorporated in New Jersey and has its principal place of business in New Jersey.
Accordingly, diversity jurisdiction is established. No further action is necessary at this time.