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Wang v. NG

United States District Court, District of Columbia

June 10, 2014

CHUANTANG WANG, Plaintiff,
v.
CECILIA NG, et al., Defendants.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

BERYL A. HOWELL, District Judge.

This matter comes before the court on review of plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis with his pro se civil complaint. The Court will grant the application, and dismiss the complaint.

According to plaintiff, although he has "never done anything wrong at the Asian senior center, " defendants have "suspended [him] twice from coming to the Asian center." Compl. at 2. He asks than "an investigation be conducted, " and he "want[s] to know what [defendant] Ng has written behind [his] back to get [him] suspended from the center." Id.

Federal district courts have jurisdiction in civil actions arising under the Constitution, laws or treaties of the United States. See 28 U.S.C. § 1331. In addition, federal district courts have jurisdiction over civil actions where the matter in controversy exceeds $75, 000, and the suit is between citizens of different states. See 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a). Plaintiff neither raises a constitutional claim, nor demands damages in excess of $75, 000, nor establishes diversity of citizenship. Accordingly, the complaint will be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

An Order consistent with this Memorandum Opinion is issued separately.


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