Thrasher v. Bryan et al
ORDER denying 38 Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 12/21/2011. (jct)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MICHAEL BRYAN, et al.
Plaintiff Dennis Thrasher filed this lawsuit alleging that in June of 2010,
Defendant Michael Bryan sexually assaulted him. (Docket entry #2) Mr. Bryan
previously filed a pro se answer to Mr. Thrasher’s complaint (#18), and has now filed a
motion to dismiss simply stating that “the allegations brought against [him] are not true
and have no merit.” (#38)
At this time, all inferences must be drawn in favor of the non-moving party – in
this case, Mr. Thrasher. Ritchie Capital Mgmt., L.L.C. v. Jeffries, 653 F.3d 755 (8th Cir.
2011). Based on the allegations contained in Mr. Thrasher’s complaint, he has stated an
eighth amendment claim against Mr. Bryan. Therefore, the motion to dismiss is
DATED this 21st day of December, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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