Waller v. Kelley et al
ORDER vacating 5 11/04/2011 Recomended Partial Disposition; granting 7 Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint; denying, as moot 9 Plaintiff's Motion for Service. The Clerk is directed to file a copy of Plaintiff's Proposed Amended Complaint 8 as "Plaintiff's Amended Complaint." Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 01/06/2012. (kcs)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
KENNETH L. WALLER, JR.
WENDY KELLEY, Deputy Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction, et al,
Plaintiff, Kenneth L. Waller, Jr., is a prisoner in the Grimes Unit of the
Arkansas Department of Correction. On November 4, 2011, the Court issued a
Recommended Partial Disposition suggesting that: (1) Plaintiff be allowed to proceed
with his § 1983 inadequate medical care claim against the Defendants; and (2) his
Federal Tort Claims Act and pendent state law negligence claims be dismissed, with
prejudice, for failing to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. See docket
While that Partial Recommended Disposition was pending, Plaintiff filed a
Motion to Amend the Complaint, a lengthy Proposed Amended Complaint, and
Motion for Service. See docket entries #7, #8, and #9.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a)(a) provides that a plaintiff may amend
his complaint once, without leave of the court, prior to service. Service has not yet
been issued in this case. Thus, the Motion to Amend will be granted.
Additionally, the Court will vacate the November 4, 2011 Recommended
Partial Disposition and issue a new Recommended Partial Disposition that: (1)
discusses the allegations raised by Plaintiff in both his original and Amended
Complaints; and (2) determines whether service is appropriate on each of the
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
The November 4, 2011 Recommended Partial Disposition (docket entry
#5) is VACATED.
Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint (docket entry
#7) is GRANTED.
The Clerk is directed to file a copy of Plaintiff’s Proposed Amended
Complaint (docket entry #8) as “Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint.”
Plaintiff’s Motion for Service (docket entry #9) is DENIED, AS MOOT.
Dated this 6th day of January, 2012.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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