MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
MILTON I. SHADUR, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
This Court has just received, via random reassignment stemming from the recusal of its colleague Honorable Harry Leinenweber, this three-party action in which Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois ("U of I") sues Insurance Corporation of Ireland, Ltd. ("ICI") and Marsh & McLennan, Inc. ("Marsh")
and ICI has advanced a Counterclaim for Rescission against U of I. Based on its initial review of the court file,
this Court sua sponte dismisses this action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
At this stage the lawsuit is already at issue (both ICI and Marsh have filed Answers to U of I's Complaint), and there is also a just-fully-briefed motion by U of I to dismiss ICI's Counterclaim for Rescission. But what the lawsuit does not come equipped with is federal jurisdiction.
Complaint para. 1 correctly sets out both components of U of I's corporate citizenship under 28 U.S.C. § 1332(c):
Both its place of incorporation and its principal place of business are of course in Illinois. Complaint para. 2 alleges ICI's status as a corporation of Ireland, the only thing that needs to be alleged as to such a "citizen or subject of a foreign state" under Section 1332(a)(2). So far, so good.
But Complaint para. 4 says only this about Marsh:
Defendant, M & M is an insurance brokerage firm incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware and maintains an office in Chicago, Illinois.