Resnik v. Rite Aid of New York, Inc. et al, No. 1:2021cv04609 - Document 28 (S.D.N.Y. 2021)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting 16 Motion to Remand to State Court. For the foregoing reasons, the Court GRANTS plaintiff's motion to remand and DENIES plaintiff's motion for costs. Clerk to enter judgment. SO ORDERED.. (Signed by Judge Jed S. Rakoff on 7/12/2021) (kv) Transmission to Orders and Judgments Clerk for processing.
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Resnik v. Rite Aid of New York, Inc. et al Doc. 28 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK AMY RESNIK, Plaintiff, 21-cv-4609 (JSR) -against- MEMORANDUM & ORDER RITE AID OF NEW YORK, INC.; RITE AID OF NEW YORK CITY, INC.; WALGREEN EASTERN CO., INC.; CVS PHARMACY, INC.; ORI I, INC.; DUANE READE, INC.; JOHNSON & JOHNSON; JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC.; and KOLMAR LABORATORIES, INC., Defendants. JED S. RAKOFF, U.S.D.J. Plaintiff Amy Resnik, a New York resident, brought this products liability and negligence action in New York state court against Rite Aid of New York, Inc. and Rite Aid of New York City, Inc. (collectively, "Rite Aid"); Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc. ("Walgreens"); CVS Pharmacy, Inc. ("CVS"); ORI I, Inc. ("ORI I"); Duane Reade, Inc. ("Duane Reade"); Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. (collectively, Kolmar Laboratories, Inc. "J&J Defendants"); and ("Kolmar Labs"). On May 21, 2 021, J&J Defendants removed the case to this Court on the basis of diversity of citizenship, arguing that the New York citizenship of Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Kolmar should be disregarded because these 1