Jones v. Arkansas, State of
ORDER ADOPTING 35 Recommended Disposition. The State of Arkansas's 22 Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED. Because Mr. Jones abandoned the claims against Mr. Cook, his motions to dismiss 25 and 29 are DENIED as moot. All other Defendants and all Federal claims in Plaintiff's 2 Complaint, 11 Amended Complaint, 21 Second Amended Complaint, and 32 Supplemental Second Amended Complaint are DISMISSED with prejudice. To the extent Mr. Jones is attempting to raise any State claims, the Court declines supplemental jurisdiction, and those claims are DISMISSED without prejudice. All other pending motions are DENIED as moot. Signed by Judge James M. Moody Jr. on 6/14/2016. (mcz)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 2:16-CV-30-JM-BD
STATE OF ARKANSAS, et al.
The Court has received the Recommended Disposition (“Recommendation”) filed by
Magistrate Judge Beth Deere. After careful review of the Recommendation and the objections,
as well as a de novo review of the record, the Court concludes that the Recommendation should
be, and hereby is, approved and adopted as this Court’s findings in all respects.
The State of Arkansas’s motion to dismiss (docket entry #22) is GRANTED. Mr. Ford’s
motions to dismiss (#25 and #29) are also GRANTED. Because Mr. Jones abandoned the claims
against Mr. Cook, his motions to dismiss (#25 and #29) are DENIED as moot. All other
Defendants, and all Federal claims presented in Plaintiff Edward Jones’s complaint (#2),
amended complaint (#11), second amended complaint (#21), and supplemental second amended
complaint (#32) are DISMISSED with prejudice. To the extent Mr. Jones is attempting to raise
any State claims, the Court declines supplemental jurisdiction and those claims are DISMISSED
without prejudice. All other pending motions are DENIED, as moot.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 14th day of June, 2016.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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