November 26, 2013
BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY CO., Plaintiff,
DONALD A. CROFTON, et al., Defendants.
OWEN M. PANNER, District Judge.
Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke filed a Report and Recommendation, and the matter is now before this court. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) (1) (B), Fed.R.Civ.P. 72 (b). Although no objections have been filed, this court reviews legal principles de novo. See Lorin Corp. v Goto & Co., Ltd. , 700 F.2d 1202, 1206 (8th Cir. 1983).
After reviewing the file, I agree with Magistrate Judge Clarke that plaintiff has sufficiently pleaded subject matter jurisdiction based on diversity. Accordingly, I adopt the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Clarke.
Magistrate Judge Clarke's Report and Recommendation (#17) is adopted. Defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction (#11) is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED.