Boyd v. Foster et al (INMATE 1)

Filing 49

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER as follows: (1) the 27 MOTION to Dismiss filed by plaintiff is granted; (2) plaintiff's claims against PHS are DISMISSED with prejudice; (3) PHS is DISMISSED. Signed by Judge Charles S. Coody on 2/5/08. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Appeals Checklist)(sl, )

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Boyd v. Foster et al (INMATE 1)(CONSENT)(LEAVE TO FILE DISCOVERY) Doc. 49 Case 2:07-cv-00961-CSC Document 49 Filed 02/05/2008 Page 1 of 2 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHERN DIVISION COURTNEY BOYD, #208921, Plaintiff, v. SHAMEKA FOSTER, et al., Defendants ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:07-CV-961-WKW ) [WO] ) ) ) ) MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER On December 28, 2007, the plaintiff, Courtney Boyd ["Boyd"], filed a motion to dismiss Prison Health Service, Inc. ["PHS"] as a defendant in this cause of action. In support of this motion, Boyd states that PHS is "not responsible for Defendant Foster or the other Defendants action." Court Doc. No. 27. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c)(1) and M.D. Ala. LR 73.1, the parties have consented to the United States Magistrate Judge conducting all proceedings in this case and ordering the entry of final judgment. Upon consideration of the plaintiff's motion to dismiss, the court concludes that this motion is due to be granted. The court further concludes that based on plaintiff's assertions in such motion his claims against PHS are due to be dismissed with prejudice. Accordingly, it is ORDERED and ADJUDGED as follows: 1. That the motion to dismiss filed by the plaintiff on December 28, 2007 (Court Doc. No. 27) be and is hereby GRANTED. Case 2:07-cv-00961-CSC Document 49 Filed 02/05/2008 Page 2 of 2 2. prejudice. 3. That the plaintiff's claims against PHS be and are hereby DISMISSED with That PHS be and is hereby DISMISSED. Done this 5th day of February, 2008. /s/Charles S. Coody CHARLES S. COODY CHIEF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2 Case 2:07-cv-00961-CSC Document 49-2 Filed 02/05/2008 Page 1 of 2 A copy of this checklist is available at the website for the USCA, 11th Circuit at E f f e c tiv e on April 9, 2006, the new fee to file an appeal will increase from $255.00 to $455.00. 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In cases involving multiple parties or multiple claims, a judgment as to fewer than all parties or all claims is not a final, appealable decision unless the district court has certified the judgment for immediate review under Fed.R.Civ.P. 54(b). Williams v. Bishop, 732 F.2d 885, 885- 86 (11th Cir. 1984). A judg ment which resolves all issues except matters, such as attorneys' fees and costs, that are collateral to the merits, is immediately appealable. Budinich v. Becton Dickinson & Co., 486 U.S.196, 201, 108 S.Ct. 1717, 1721-22, 100 L .Ed.2d 178 (1988); LaChance v. Duffy's Draft House, Inc., 146 F.3d 832, 837 (11th Cir. 1998). Appeals pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1292(a): Appeals are permitted from orders "granting, continuing, modifying, refusing or dissolving injunctions or refusing to dissolve or modify injunctions . . ." and from "[i]nterlocutory decrees . . . determining the rights and liabilities of parties to admiralty cases in which appeals from final decrees are allowed." 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Fed.R.App.P. 4(a)(3): "If one party timely files a notice of appeal, any other party may file a notice of appeal within 14 days after the date when the first notice was filed, or within the time otherwise prescribed by this Rule 4(a), whichever period ends later." Fed.R.App.P. 4(a)(4): If any party makes a timely motion in the district court under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure of a type specified in this rule, the time for appeal for all parties runs from the date of entry of the order disposing of the last such timely filed motion. Fed.R.App.P. 4(a)(5) and 4(a)(6): Under certain limited circumstances, the district court may extend the time to file a notice of appeal. Under Rule 4(a)(5), the time may be extended if a motion for an extension is filed within 30 days after expiration of the time otherwise provided to file a notice of appeal, upon a showing of excusable neglect or good cause. Under Rule 4(a)(6), the time may be extended if the district court finds upon motion that a party did not timely receive notice of the entry of the judgment or order, and that no party would be prejudiced by an extension. Fed.R.App.P. 4(c): If an inmate confined to an institution files a notice of appeal in either a civil case or a criminal case, the notice of appeal is timely if it is deposited in the institution's internal mail system on or before the last day for filing. Timely filing may be shown by a declaration in compliance with 28 U.S.C. 1746 or a notarized statement, either of which must set forth the date of deposit and state that first-class postage has been prepaid. (b) (c) (d) (e) 3. Format of the notice of appeal: Form 1, Appendix of Forms to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, is a suitable format. See also Fed.R.App.P. 3(c). A pro se notice of appeal must be signed by the appellant. Effect of a notice of appeal: A district court loses jurisdiction (authority) to act after the filing of a timely notice of appeal, except for actions in aid of appellate jurisdiction or to rule on a timely motion of the type specified in Fed.R.App.P. 4(a)(4). 4.

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