MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
JEAN C. HAMILTON, District Judge.
Plaintiff, Andrea Love, has filed a civil suit and seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis. After reviewing the financial information provided with the complaint, plaintiff will be granted leave to proceed without payment of the filing fee. Additionally, the Court will direct plaintiff to show cause why this action should not be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(h)(3).
Plaintiff, who is a citizen of Florida, alleges that Bart Cooper Bail Bonds, a bond company located in Kansas City, Missouri
Federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction. The Court has jurisdiction to hear cases involving the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States under 28 U.S.C. § 1331, and the Court can hear cases where diversity jurisdiction exists under 28 U.S.C. § 1332. In order for diversity jurisdiction to exist, a plaintiff must allege in her complaint that the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000 and the matter is between citizens of different states.
The instant action does not arise under the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States, so federal question jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331 is inapplicable. Therefore, the Court may only hear this case if diversity jurisdiction exists.
It does not appear that diversity jurisdiction exists because the amount in controversy does not exceed $75,000. Plaintiff states that she wishes a refund a mere $2,340, which is a far cry from the $75,000 necessary to maintain this action in federal court.
As a result, the Court will order plaintiff to show cause why this action should not be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. See Fed.R.Civ.P.12(h)(3).