Adams v. Kelly et al
JUDGMENT granting 32 Motion for Summary Judgment. (See Judgment for specifics.) Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on January 26, 2015. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 12-CV-4102
TRUMAN ARNOLD COMPANIES
Before the Court is a Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 32) filed by Defendant
Truman Arnold Companies. Plaintiff Patricia Adams has filed a response. ECF No. 36. Defendant
has filed a reply. ECF No. 37. The matter is ripe for the Court’s consideration.
For the reasons set forth in the Memorandum Opinion of even date, the Court finds that
Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 32) should be and hereby is GRANTED as
to Plaintiff’s sexual harassment and retaliation claims pursuant to Title VII and the Arkansas Civil
Rights Act as well as her state law claims of outrage, battery, and defamation. Accordingly, these
claims are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
With the dismissal of the federal claims upon which subject matter jurisdiction is based, the
Court, exercising its discretion after a review of the relevant factors, is persuaded that the pendent
state claims of negligent hiring and negligent supervision/retention should be and hereby are
DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. See 28 U.S.C. § 1367(c). Plaintiff may pursue these
claims in the appropriate state court forum.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 26th day of January, 2015.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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