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Washington v. Towers Watson Delaware, Inc.

United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division

February 27, 2015

YVONNE WASHINGTON, Plaintiff,
v.
TOWERS WATSON DELAWARE, INC., Defendant.

ORDER OF PARTIAL DISMISSAL

John Corbett O'Meara, United States District Judge

Plaintiff Yvonne Washington filed a complaint in this case, alleging causes of action under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), 29 U.S.C. § 621; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e; and Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 37.2101. Although Plaintiff's causes of action arising under federal law are cognizable in this court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331, the remaining allegations of the complaint are based solely on state law. There is no allegation that the parties to this action are diverse under 28 U.S.C. § 1332, and the court declines to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over Plaintiff's state law claims in order to avoid jury confusion. See 28 U.S.C. § 1367(c); United Mine Workers v. Gibbs, 383 U.S. 715 (1966); and Padilla v. City of Saginaw, 867 F.Supp. 1309 (E.D. Mich. 1994). Therefore, it is hereby ORDERED that the portions of the complaint alleging violations of Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act are DISMISSED.


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