Edington v. Sammons et al
ORDER denying as moot 4 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 9/13/2013. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PATRICIA JANE EDINGTON
ALEXANDRA EDINGTON SAMMONS
and NATHAN SAMMONS
Pending is Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 4). For the reasons given below,
the Motion is DENIED as MOOT.
Plaintiff commenced this action in the Circuit Court of Crittenden County, Arkansas.1
Defendants removed the case to federal court and then filed a Motion to Dismiss the case under
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6).2
The following day Plaintiff filed an Amended Complaint,3 which she could do as a matter
of course under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a)(1) -- rendering her initial Complaint
Accordingly, Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss is DENIED as MOOT.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 13th day of September, 2013.
/s/Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
See Doc. No. 1.
Doc. Nos. 1, 4.
Doc. No. 8.
See In re Wireless Telephone Federal Cost Recovery Fees Litigation, 396 F.3d 922, 928
(8th Cir. 2005) (“It is well-established that an amended complaint supercedes an original
complaint and renders the original complaint without legal effect.”).
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