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FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP
By: Michael S. Hanan, Esquire
Princeton Pike Corporate Center
997Lenox Drive, Building 3
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-23 ll
(609) 896-3600
Attorneys for Defendant Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY

EVANS T. MONTLOUIS,

VS.

WAL-MART,

Plaintiff,

Defendant.

TO:

THE HONORABLE JUDGES OF THE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY

Civil Action

NUTICE OF REMOVAL

(Document Electronically Filed)

Defendant Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P.,

improperly pled as "Wal-Mart" (hereinafter

"Defendant" or "Wal-Mart"), by and through its attorneys, Fox Rothschild LLP, respectfully says:

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Plaintiff Evans T. Montlouis commenced the above-captioned action on or about May

8, 2013, by filing a Complaint and Jury Demand in the Superior Court ofNew Jersey, Law Division,

Essex County, entitledEvans T Montlouis v. Wal-Mart,Docket No. L-3640-13. Said action is now

pending in that Court.

2.

Such Complaint and Jury Demand was sent by U.S. mail to Wal-Mart's store located

in Piscataway, New Jersey on or about May 14, 2013.

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3.

A copy of each of the foregoing papers, which constitute all of the processes and

pleadings to date, is annexed hereto as "Exhibit A."

4.

The above-captioned action is a civil action over which this Court has jurisdiction

pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332, in that:

(a)

Wal-Mart is a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the

State of Delaware, with its principal place of business in the State of

Arkansas.

(b)

According to the Complaint, Plaintiff is and was a resident of the State of

New Jersey.

(c)

The above-captioned action is a civil action in which the amount in

controversy, on information and belief, exceeds the sum or value of

$75,000.00, exclusive of interest and costs, and is between citizens of

different states. Therefore, this Court has diversity jurisdiction over the

above-captioned action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 13 32, which may properly be

removed to the Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1441.

5.

This Notice of Removal is filed Within the time provided by 28 U.S.C. § 1446(b) and

the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

6.

Upon the filing of this Notice ofRe1noval, Defendant shall give written notice thereof

to Plaintiff, pro se, and Defendant shall file copies of said Notice and Notice of Filing of Removal

with the Court Clerk, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Essex County.

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7.

By filing this notice, Wal-Mart does not waive any defenses which may be available

to it, specifically including, but not limited to, improper service and the absence of venue in this

Court or in the Court from which this action has been removed.

8.

There are no other defendants in this case, thus, no further consent for removal is

needed.

WHEREFORE, Defendant Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. removes the above-captioned action

now pending against it in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Essex County, to the

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, wherein it shall proceed as an action

originally commenced therein.

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

By:

/s/ Michael S. Hanan

Michael S. Hanan
FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP
Attorneys for Defendant
Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P.
997 Lenox Drive, Building 3
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-23 ll
(609) 896-3600

Dated: May 20, 2013

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

(via Fed Ex)

I hereby certify that on this date I caused a true copy of the foregoing Notice of Removal to

be served on Plaintiff, via prepaid overnight express delivery (Fed EX), to:

Evans T. Montlouis,pro se plaint '

52 Olympic Terrace
Irvington, NJ 071 l 1

I hereby further certify that on this date I caused the Notice of Filing of Removal together

with a copy of the Notice of Removal to be delivered for tiling via prepaid overnight express

delivery (Fed EX), to:

Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division
Essex County Clerk's Office, Civil Division

470 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd.

Newark, NJ 07 1 02

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746,I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that the foregoing

is true and correct. Executed on this 20th day of May, 2013.

_/s/ Michael S. Hanan _
Michael S. Hanan

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