No. 13-1080.

755 F.3d 39 (2014)

CE DESIGN LTD., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. AMERICAN ECONOMY INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant-Appellee, and Ernida, LLC, Defendant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

June 19, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David M. Oppenheim , with whom Brian J. Wanca , Jeffrey A. Berman , Anderson + Wanca, Alan L. Cantor and Swartz & Swartz, P.C. were on brief, for the appellant.

Myles W. McDonough , with whom Christopher M. Reilly , Ryan B. MacDonald and Sloane and Walsh, LLP were on brief, for the appellee.

Before HOWARD, STAHL, and THOMPSON, Circuit Judges.

THOMPSON, Circuit Judge.

This is an appeal from a dismissal of an action for declaratory judgment. Because, as a threshold issue, we have an obligation to ascertain sua sponte the existence of federal subject-matter jurisdiction, we asked the parties for supplemental briefing on how (or whether) the plaintiff-appellant's claim in this action met the $75,000 amount-in-controversy requirement for diversity jurisdiction. Finding federal jurisdiction wanting, we...

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