Wood v. State of Alabama, 187th Fighter Wing, Fire Department(JOINT ASSIGN)
ORDER granting 5 Motion to Dismiss and that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice, as further set out in order. Signed by Chief Judge William Keith Watkins on 9/29/2015. (wcl, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
MICHAEL CODY WOOD,
STATE OF ALABAMA, 187th
FIGHTER WING, FIRE
CASE NO. 2:15-CV-273-WKW
On April 24, 2015, Plaintiff filed this lawsuit against Defendant pursuant to
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), as amended, 42 U.S.C.
§§ 2000e et seq., asserting claims of discrimination concerning the denial of
promotions. On September 1, 2015, Defendant filed a motion to dismiss pursuant to
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), contending that the State Military
Department, not the entity or entities named, is Plaintiff’s employer for purposes of
Title VII and that the Complaint does not “contain sufficient factual matter, accepted
as true, to ‘state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face.’” Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556
U.S. 662, 678 (2009) (quoting Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 570 (2007)).
Plaintiff did not file a response to the motion to dismiss, although given an
opportunity to do so. (See Briefing Order (Doc. # 8).)
After careful consideration, the court finds that the arguments and authority
cited in Defendant’s motion to dismiss are well founded and that Defendant’s motion
to dismiss is due to be granted for the reasons articulated in its motion. Accordingly,
it is ORDERED that Defendant’s motion to dismiss (Doc. # 5) is GRANTED and that
this action is DISMISSED without prejudice.
A separate final judgment will be entered.
DONE this 29th day of September, 2015.
/s/ W. Keith Watkins
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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