Mills v. Smith et al
ORDER granting Motions 6 to Supplement, the clerk is directed to file the motion as a supplemental complaint; Motion 10 to Dismiss and Party Logan County Sheriff's Office is dismissed and Terminated; granting 14 , 15 , Motion to Suppleme nt and the clerk is directed to file the motions as a supplement to complaint. Plaintiff is advised that he cannot continually amend his complaint to add factual detail. No further amendments or supplements will be allowed without a showing of good cause, and further directing the Defendants to file a motion for Summary Judgment Motion which is due by 5/30/2014. Signed by Honorable James R. Marschewski on March 4, 2014. (sh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
JERRY WAYNE MILLS
Civil No. 14-2026
SHERIFF STEVEN SMITH, Logan
County, Arkansas; DAVID SPICER,
Jail Administrator; and LOGAN COUNTY
Pending before me for decision are the following motions: (1) a motion to supplement
the complaint (Doc. 6) filed by the Plaintiff; (2) a motion to dismiss filed by the Defendants
(Doc. 10); (3) a motion to supplement filed by the Plaintiff (Doc. 14); and (4) a motion to
supplement filed by the Plaintiff (Doc. 15).
Motion to Supplement (Doc. 6)
Plaintiff seeks to add factual detail to his complaint dealing with his assignment to a cell
where the top bunk was not properly attached to the wall. The motion (Doc. 6) is granted. The
Clerk is directed to file the motion as a supplemental complaint.
Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 10)
Defendants ask that the Logan County Sheriff’s Department be dismissed as it is not a
person subject to suit. I agree. The Sheriff’s Department is a building that cannot be sued. The
motion (Doc. 10) is granted. The Clerk is directed to terminate the Logan County Sheriff’s
Department as a Defendant.
Motions to Supplement (Docs. 14 & 15)
In these two motions, Plaintiff again seeks to amend his complaint to add factual detail
about his claims. The motions (Docs. 14 & 15) are granted. The Clerk is directed to file these
motions as a supplement complaint. Plaintiff is advised that he cannot continually amend his
complaint to add factual detail. No further amendments or supplements will be allowed without
a showing of good cause.
The Defendants are directed to file a summary judgment motion by May 30, 2014. Once
the motion is filed, Plaintiff will be asked to verify his receipt of the motion and notify the Court
of how he intends to respond.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 4th day of March 2014.
/s/ J. Marschewski
HON. JAMES R. MARSCHEWSKI
CHIEF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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