Proctor v. Manus et al
ORDER that pltf's motions to dismiss 16 and for reassignment 17 are DENIED; the U.S. Marshal is directed to serve summons, complaint 1 2 , and this Order on defts without prepayment of fees and costs. Signed by Magistrate Judge H. David Young on 4/19/11. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
NO: 5:10CV00318 JMM/HDY
RANDALL E. MANUS et al.
On April 11, 2011, Plaintiff Terrance Proctor filed what has been docketed as a motion to
dismiss, in which he also seeks the return of his filing fee (docket entry #16), and a motion seeking
that the case be reassigned to another judge due to a potential conflict of interest (docket entry #17).
It appears that Plaintiff’s desire to dismiss his complaint is conditioned upon the return of his filing
fee, which has already been paid and cannot be refunded. If Plaintiff wishes to dismiss his case in
the absence of a refund, he may renew his motion. Additionally, Plaintiff has offered no reason to
suggest that his complaint should be reassigned. Accordingly, both motions will be denied.
Construing Plaintiff’s complaint liberally, the Court concludes that, for screening purposes,
Plaintiff states a cognizable claim for relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Defendants, and will
therefore order service on them.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss and for reassignment (docket entries #16 & #17) are
Service is appropriate on Defendants. The Clerk of the Court is directed to prepare
a summons for Defendants, and the United States Marshal is directed to serve a copy of the
complaint (docket entry #1), this order, and summons, upon them, without prepayment of fees and
costs or security therefor.
IT IS SO ORDERED this
day of April, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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