Polk v. Pulaski County et al
ORDER, Defendants Blankenship, Elizandro, Hunter, Ward, and Woodward shall file a Statement of Undisputed Material Facts within fourteen days of the entry of this Order. The Clerk is directed to amend the docket sheet to reflect that Defendant Blanke nship is "Greg Blankenship," Defendant Elizandro is "William Elizandro," Defendant Hunter is "Shelby Hunter," Defendant Ward is "Robert Ward," Defendant Woodward is Jason Woodward. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 08/30/2011. (kcs)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PULASKI COUNTY, et. al.
Separate Defendants Blankenship, Elizandro, Hunter, Ward, and Woodard have
filed a Motion to Dismiss and a Supporting Brief.1 See docket entries #21 and #22.
Because Defendants have attached supporting documents to that Motion, it is
more properly characterized as a Motion for Summary Judgment. See docket entry
Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) (providing that if “matters outside of the pleadings are presented
to and not excluded by the court, the motion shall be treated as one for summary
judgment and disposed of as provided in Rule 56"); Country Club Estates v. Town of
Loma Linda, 213 F.3d 1001, 1005 (8th Cir. 2000) (providing that the party opposing
the motion must be placed on notice that it is being construed as a request for
summary judgment so that the party will “understand that the burden will be on him
to produce affidavits, not merely allegations in pleadings, to rebut what has become
The Motion provides the Defendants’ full names. The Court will direct the
Clerk to amend the docket sheet accordingly.
a motion for summary judgment”).
Local Rule 56.1(a) provides that: “Any party moving for summary judgment
pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, shall annex to the notice
of motion a separate, short and concise statement of the material facts as to which it
contends there is no genuine issue to be tried.” (Emphasis added.) Defendants have
not filed a Statement of Undisputed Material Facts, as required by Local Rule 56.1(a).
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT
Defendants Blankenship, Elizandro, Hunter, Ward, and Woodward shall
file a Statement of Undisputed Material Facts within fourteen days of the entry of
The Clerk is directed to amend the docket sheet to reflect that Defendant
Blankenship is “Greg Blankenship,” Defendant Elizandro is “William Elizandro,”
Defendant Hunter is “Shelby Hunter,” Defendant Ward is “Robert Ward,” Defendant
Woodward is Jason Woodward.”
Dated this 30th day of August, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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