Lowy v. Kellogg Sales Company

Filing 20

ORDER granting Defendant's 17 Motion to Dismiss the amended complaint. Plaintiff has not sought leave to amend his complaint, or otherwise responded to Kellogg's motion. Therefore the action will be dismissed. The Clerk shall enter final judgment. Signed by Judge Frederick J Martone on 07/08/11. (ESL)

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1 WO 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 Jeffrey A. Lowy, Plaintiff, 10 11 vs. 12 Kellogg Sales Company, 13 Defendant. 14 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV-11-641-PHX-FJM ORDER 15 16 17 On April 27, 2011, we granted Kellogg’s motion to dismiss the original complaint, 18 concluding that plaintiff’s one-paragraph complaint failed to set forth a cognizable legal 19 theory or sufficient facts to support a cause of action (doc. 15). We granted plaintiff leave 20 to amend his complaint in order to cure the deficiencies. Plaintiff then filed an amended 21 complaint that is similarly defective. 22 We now have before us Kellogg’s motion to dismiss the amended complaint (doc. 17). 23 Plaintiff did not respond to the motion and the time for doing so has expired. See LRCiv 24 7.2(c). Failure to respond to a motion “may be deemed a consent to the . . . granting of the 25 motion and the Court may dispose of the motion summarily.” LRCiv 7.2(i). We grant 26 Kellogg’s motion to dismiss on this basis. 27 In addition, we consider the motion to dismiss and grant it on the merits. Kellogg 28 argues that, among other deficiencies, plaintiff’s amended complaint fails to assert any facts 1 to support the causation element of plaintiff’s negligence claim. Plaintiff asserts only that 2 “[t]here is no question that the plaintiff’s ingestion of Austin Peanut Butter Crackers in 3 December of 2008 is what caused his end stage renal disease.” Amended Complaint. This 4 conclusory statement is insufficient to satisfy the pleading requirements of Rule 8, Fed. R. 5 Civ. P.; see also Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 127 S. Ct. 1955 (2007). The 6 complaint is properly dismissed on this basis. 7 Therefore, IT IS ORDERED GRANTING Kellogg’s motion to dismiss the amended 8 complaint (doc. 17). Plaintiff has not sought leave to amend his complaint, or otherwise 9 responded to Kellogg’s motion. Therefore the action will be dismissed. The clerk shall enter 10 11 final judgment. DATED this 8th day of July, 2011. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -2-

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