Glover v. Corizon Medical Service et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Abdul K Kallon on 09/07/2017. (KBB)
2017 Sep-07 AM 08:50
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
CORIZON MEDICAN SERVICE, et
) Case No. 6:15-cv-00651-AKK-HNJ
MEMORANDUM OF OPINION
On March 29, 2017, the defendants filed a Notice of Suggestion of Death.
Attached thereto is Corizon’s Sentinel Event Notification Form
completed by the Director of Nursing at Hamilton A & I. (Id. at 3). The form
designates the plaintiff as dying on March 20, 2017. (Id.). On April 24, 2017,
United States Magistrate Judge Harwell G. Davis, III directed the defendants to
serve the Notice of Suggestion of Death “on the appropriate county administrator
and any known relatives of the plaintiff and file a report of their efforts in that
regard. (Doc. 20). The same day, the defendants moved to dismiss this action on
the ground that “no person has come forward . . . to prosecute this matter on
behalf of the deceased, A.C. Glover.”
On April 28, 2017, the
undersigned denied the defendants’ Motion to Dismiss as premature in light of
Magistrate Judge Davis’s order. (Doc. 24).
On July 27, 2017, the defendants notified the court that they served copies of
the Complaint, Suggestion of Death, and the April 24, 2017, order (docs. 1, 18, 20)
via certified mail and U.S. First Class mail to the Marion County, County
Administrator, c/o Marion County Probate Court, 132 Military St. S., Hamilton,
Alabama, 35570; Ms. Hattie Bynum, 105 West 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10542;
and Ms. Florence Glover, 546 South 17th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550 (doc.
32). The same day, United States Magistrate Judge Herman N. Johnson ordered
the administrator and/or a representative of the plaintiff’s estate to file an
appearance in this case on or before August 27, 2017, if he or she intended to
continue the prosecution of the case.
As of the date of this Order, no one has filed an appearance in the plaintiff’s
Accordingly, the order (doc. 24) denying the defendants’ Motion to
Dismiss is VACATED, the motion (doc. 21) is GRANTED, and this action is due
to be DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
A Final Judgment will be entered.
DONE the 7th day of September, 2017.
ABDUL K. KALLON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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