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Walt Foster DULLES, Plaintiff-Appellant,v.FLUOR ENGINEERS, INC., Bilby & Schoenhair, Michael J.Rushing, Defendants-Appellees.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Resubmitted Sept. 13, 1989.* Decided Sept. 22, 1989.
Alfredo C. Marquez, District Judge, Presiding.
Before SNEED, FLETCHER, and DAVID R. THOMPSON, Circuit Judges.
This appeal is from an order dismissing the complaint because of a lack of federal jurisdiction. The dismissal was without prejudice to pursuit by the plaintiff of his claims in state court. We affirm.
This is only a recent instance of efforts by the plaintiff to have his claims against numerous parties heard in federal court. The original course of these claims was the alleged wrongful termination of appellant's employment by Fluor Engineers, Inc. The present appeal arises from an action against Fluor and numerous parties who, like appellant Dulles, are citizens of the State of Arizona. It follows therefrom that complete diversity of citizenship is lacking and that, as a consequence, federal jurisdiction is lacking.
It is also true, as the district court held, that appellant's complaint poses no federal question. Federal question jurisdiction is also lacking.
We, therefore, affirm the district court's dismissal of the complaint without prejudice for lack of jurisdiction.