United States District Court, M.D. Georgia, Macon Division
F. DAVID REISE, Plaintiff,
CAMPING TIME RV CENTERS LLC, et al., Defendants.
T. TREADWELL, JUDGE.
F. David Reise moves to remand this case to the Superior
Court of Peach County, Georgia. Doc. 6. For the reasons
stated herein, the Motion to Remand (Doc. 6) is GRANTED, and
the case is REMANDED.
a Georgia resident, brings multiple claims against Defendants
Keystone RV Company (KRV) and Camping Time RV Centers LLC
(CT), both of whom are citizens of Delaware and Illinois, and
Shawna Savage, a Georgia resident, related to his purchase
of, and the Defendants' efforts to repair, a 2015 Fuzion
Model 4013 fifth wheel recreational vehicle (the RV). See
generally Doc. 1-1. Reise experienced various
difficulties with the RV and ultimately decided to reject his
acceptance of the vehicle leading to this lawsuit, which he
filed in the Superior Court of Peach County, Georgia on June
29, 2016. Doc. 1-1 ¶¶ 2, 9-37. Reise's claims
against Savage relate to her role as service manager for CT.
Docs. 1-1 ¶¶ 43-47; 6 at 2-4. Specifically,
Reise's claims against Savage appear to include negligent
misrepresentation, fraud, and breach of warranty.
See Docs. 1-1 ¶¶ 43-47; 6 at 23. On March
22, 2017, the Defendants deposed Reise. Doc. 4-1. During that
deposition, there was an interesting exchange in which the
Defendants asked why Savage was joined as a defendant, and,
despite his counsel's best efforts to prevent him from
doing so, Reise responded in a surprising way:
[Q:] [W]hy did you sue Shawna Savage?
[Reise]: Well, I understood that's a legal-I mean, I
don't want Shawna to take it personal. I understood in
order-can I answer?
[Reise's Attorney]: No.
[Q:] You don't need to answer what his intention is.
I'm talking about yours.
[Reise]: No. I didn't-I understood I had to name somebody
in the state and she was third on the totem pole. The other
two [potential defendants] had gone to Florida.
[Reise's Attorney]: Don't get into items-legal
[Reise's Attorney]: I was the one that drew the suit.
[Reise]: All right. . . . I did it on advice of my ...