Moss v. State of Alabama, Department of Corrections et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER that partial summary judgment is entered in favor of Defendants on the ADA claims set forth in the Complaint and those claims are DISMISSED with PREJUDICE. Signed by Honorable Judge Mark E. Fuller on 6/29/2011. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Appeals Checklist)(cc, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
STATE OF ALABAMA DEPARTMENT )
OF CORRECTIONS; et al.,
CASE NO. 2:10cv-766-MEF
(WO-Do Not Publish)
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
The Complaint in this matter purports to seek relief pursuant to the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 12102, et. seq. (“ADA”). See Doc. # 1 at
p. 2. Moreover, the Plaintiff’s brief in opposition to the Defendants’ motion for summary
judgment also included a reference to Plaintiff seeking relief pursuant to the ADA. Despite
these two separate assertions, the Complaint contained absolutely no factual basis for a claim
pursuant to the ADA. Additionally, the evidentiary record contained no evidence which
would support such a claim. While Defendants have asked for summary judgment on all of
Plaintiff’s claims, they appear to have made no argument whatsoever about claims pursuant
to the ADA.
Pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, this Court is authorized to grant
summary judgment on grounds not raised by a party. By prior Order, this Court advised the
parties that it was inclined to grant a partial summary judgment to Defendants on the ADA
claims pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56(f)(2) on the grounds that Plaintiff had
neither alleged facts in support of such claims, nor could support for such claims be found
in the factual record before this Court. Despite being given a reasonable opportunity to
oppose the Court’s announced intended action, no party filed any opposition. Accordingly,
it is hereby ORDERED that partial summary judgment is entered in favor of Defendants on
the ADA claims set forth in the Complaint and those claims are DISMISSED with
DONE this the 29 day of June, 2011.
/s/ Mark E. Fuller
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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