Coleman v. Wright et al
ORDER allowing Plaintiff to proceed with his inadequate medical care claims against Defendants Wright and Looney. The Clerk is directed to prepare a summons for Defendants Wright and Looney, and the U.S. Marshal is directed to serve the summons, Complaint and this Order on them without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefor. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 12/4/2015. (jak)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
STEVE WRIGHT, Nurse; and
C. J. LOONEY, Officer,
Greene County Detention Center
Plaintiff, James Coleman, is a prisoner in the Greene County Detention Center.
He has filed a pro se § 1983 Complaint alleging that Defendants violated his
The Prison Litigation Reform Act requires federal courts to screen prisoner
complaints seeking relief against a governmental entity, officer, or employee. 28
U.S.C. § 1915A(a). The Court must dismiss a complaint or a portion thereof if the
prisoner has raised claims that: (a) are legally frivolous or malicious; (b) fail to state
a claim upon which relief may be granted; or (c) seek monetary relief from a
defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b). When making this
determination, a court must accept the truth of the factual allegations contained in the
complaint, and it may consider the documents attached to the complaint. Ashcroft v.
Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 678 (2009); Reynolds v. Dormire, 636 F.3d 976, 979 (8th Cir.
Plaintiff alleges that Defendants LPN Steve Wright and Detention Officer C.
J. Looney have failed to provide him with constitutionally adequate medical care for
asthma and a hernia. Doc. 2. The Court concludes, for screening purposes only, that
he has pled a viable § 1983 claim against both Defendants.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Plaintiff may PROCEED with his inadequate medical care claims against
Defendants Wright and Looney.
The Clerk is directed to prepare a summons for Defendants Wright and
Looney, and the United States Marshal is directed to serve the summons, Complaint,
and this Order on them without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefor.1
Dated this 4th day of December, 2015.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
If either of the Defendants are no longer Greene County employees, the individual
responding to service must file a SEALED Statement providing the unserved Defendant's last
known private mailing address.
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