MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
Nexgen Solutions, Inc. ("Nexgen") has filed a Complaint against Maxim Group ("Maxim"), seeking to invoke federal jurisdiction on diversity-of-citizenship grounds. Based on its review of the Complaint and its attached Exhibits, the Subcontract Agreement ("Agreement") and an Engagement Work Authorization,
this Court sua sponte dismisses this action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
There is no mystery about the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1332
: It sets out the state-of-citizenship requirements that a plaintiff must expressly identify to establish diversity. In particular, Section 1332(c)(1) creates a concept of dual corporate citizenship, a function both of the state of incorporation and the location of the corporation's principal place of business. Yet Nexgen's counsel have totally ignored that plain roadmap.
As for Nexgen itself, Complaint P4 refers to it only as "a Maryland Corporation, in good standing," something that presumably identifies its state of incorporation but that is totally silent as to the second facet of corporate citizenship. And as to Maxim, Complaint P5 says this:
Defendant MAXIM GROUP ("MAXIM"), is a business headquartered in the City of Fort Worth and the State of Texas, doing business within the Northern District of Illinois.