Curry v. Alabama Department of Public Safety et al (INMATE 1)
OPINION AND ORDER that the 3 Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge be and is hereby ADOPTED and that this case is TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1404. Signed by Honorable Judge Truman M. Hobbs on 10/24/2013. (dmn, )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
ALBERT CURRY, #286436,
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC SAFETY and
STATE TROOPER HANKS,1
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:13cv631-TMH
ORDER AND OPINION
On September 25, 2013, the Magistrate Judge filed a Recommendation in this case
to which no timely objections have been filed. (Doc. # 3). Upon an independent review of
the file in this case and upon consideration of the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge,
ORDERED and ADJUDGED that the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge be
and is hereby ADOPTED and that this case is TRANSFERRED to the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Alabama pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1404.
The court has ascertained that the full name of the individual defendant is Todd
Hanks. It likewise appears to this court that Trooper Hanks is the only proper defendant in this cause
of action. See Papasan v. Allain, 478 U.S. 265 (1986) (Unless a state or the state agency consents
to suit, the plaintiff cannot proceed against such defendant as the action is proscribed by the Eleventh
Amendment and “[t]his bar exists whether the relief sought is legal or equitable.”); Will v. Michigan
Dept. of State Police, 491 U.S. 58, 65, 109 S.Ct. 2304, 2309 (1989) (A state agency is merely an
extension of the State and is therefore “not a ‘person’ [subject to suit] within the meaning of
Done, this 24th day of October 2013.
/s/ Truman M. Hobbs
TRUMAN M. HOBBS
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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