Haynes v. Edwards et al
ORDER directing Mr. Haynes to file an amended complaint asserting only one constitutional claim within thirty days. Mr. Haynes should clearly state how each Defendant violated that constitutional right and caused him to suffer injury. His failure to comply with this Court's order could result in the dismissal of his claims. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 5/12/2015. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 4:15-CV-268 SWW/BD
C. EDWARDS, et al.
Josh Haynes, a White County Detention Facility (“Detention Facility”) inmate,
filed this lawsuit pro se alleging that his constitutional rights have been violated since he
has been housed at the Detention Facility. Mr. Haynes’s complaint is flawed for two
First, in his complaint, Mr. Haynes notes that he has another civil lawsuit pending
in this Court. Haynes v. White County Detention Center, E.D. Ark. Case No. 4:15cv196
(“Haynes I”). Based on a review of the papers filed in Haynes I, it appears that many of
the claims raised in this lawsuit are duplicative of those raised in Haynes I. Mr. Haynes is
prohibited from bringing the same claims in two lawsuits.
Second, although Mr. Haynes identifies seven individuals as Defendants, he fails
to explain how each of these Defendants violated his constitutional rights and caused him
to suffer injury.
Accordingly, Mr. Haynes will have an opportunity to cure the defects identified by
the Court. Mr. Haynes has thirty days to file an amended complaint asserting only one
constitutional claim. Mr. Haynes should clearly state how each named Defendant
violated that constitutional right and caused him to suffer injury. His failure to comply
with this Court’s order could result in the dismissal of his claims. Local Rule 5.5.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 12th day of May, 2015.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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