Civil Litigation Unit 3

Topics: Illinois, Jurisdiction, Cook County, Illinois Pages: 2 (581 words) Published: June 3, 2013
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS     JUSTIN WILLIAM KING,    )       ) Plaintiff.     )       )       ) v.       )       ) ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES, INC. )       ) Defendant.     ) ____________________________________)   COMPLAINT   Comes Now the plaintiff, Justin King, by and through his attorney, states as follows:   PARTIES AND JURISDICTION   1. Plaintiff, for all times mentioned herein, was and is a resident of Cook County, State of Illinois.   2. Defendant is a corporation with its principal place of business in Missouri and carries on business in Illinois.   3. This court has subject matter jurisdiction over the claims presented in this complaint under 28 U.S.C. § 1332 because plaintiff is a resident of Illinois and the defendant is a citizen of Missouri and the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000, exclusive of fees and costs.   4. Personal jurisdiction and venue are proper in this District pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1391 because the acts of defendant caused harm to plaintiff in Cook County, in United States Court for the Northern District of Illinois.   COUNT I: ________   5. On or about April 8, 2011, plaintiff Justin King, while in the exercise of due care, was operating his motorcycle on Interstate 57, heading in a south direction, in the City of Paxton, Illinois.   6. On the occasion in question, defendant, Frank Cuellar, a resident of Illinois, was operating a truck owned by Anheuser-Busch as its agent, and was traveling in a south direction on Interstate 57, so called, a public highway in the City of Paxton, Illinois.    7. On the occasion in question, plaintiff Justin King was traveling south on Interstate 57 in Paxton, IL on his motorcycle when he noticed a truck with Anheuser-Busch logo traveling behind him headed in the same direction. The plaintiff noticed Mr. Cuellar flashing his headlights requesting to pass the plaintiff and proceeded to switch lanes. Justin King then changed lanes to the right hand...
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