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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
HAMPTONS AT METROWEST
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCATION, INC.,
MT. HAWLEY INSURANCE COMPANY,
Case No: 6:13-cv-806-Orl-36TBS
This cause comes before the Court on the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate
Judge Thomas B. Smith (Doc. 32). In the Report and Recommendation, Magistrate Judge Smith
that Plaintiff Hamptons at Metrowest Condominium Association, Inc.’s
(“Plaintiff”) Motion to Remand (“Motion to Remand”) (Doc. 25) be granted and that the case be
remanded to the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County, Florida.
See Doc. 32. Neither party has objected to the Report and Recommendation and the time to do
so has expired.
The Court is in agreement with the Magistrate Judge that Defendant Mt. Hawley
Insurance Company’s removal of this action was improper and the case must be remanded
because the Court does not have subject matter jurisdiction over the prejudgment garnishment
proceeding, which is ancillary to a pending state court action. See id.; Hamptons at Metrowest
Condo. Ass’n, Inc. v. Nationwide Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co., No. 6:13-cv-830, Doc. 25 (M.D. Fla.
June 26, 2013), report and recommendation adopted by No. 6:13-cv-830, Doc. 28 (M.D. Fla.
July 31, 2013); Hamptons at Metrowest Condo. Ass’n, Inc. v. Park Ave. at Metrowest, Ltd., No.
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6:13-cv-608, Doc. 22 (M.D. Fla. May 10, 2013), report and recommendation adopted by 2013
WL 2477236 (M.D. Fla. June 10, 2013). Therefore, after careful consideration of the Report and
Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, in conjunction with an independent examination of
the court file, the Court is of the opinion that the Magistrate Judge’s Report and
Recommendation should be adopted, confirmed, and approved in all respects.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED and ADJUDGED:
The Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge (Doc. 32) is adopted,
confirmed, and approved in all respects and is made a part of this Order for all
purposes, including appellate review.
Plaintiff’s Motion to Remand (Doc. 25) is GRANTED.
This case is REMANDED to the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in
and for Orange County, Florida.
The Clerk is directed to transmit a certified copy of this Order to the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County, Florida. The
Clerk is further directed to CLOSE this case and terminate all previously
DONE and ORDERED in Orlando, Florida on September 10, 2013.
Copies furnished to:
Counsel of Record
United States Magistrate Judge Thomas B. Smith