Stanford v. Tallant et al

Filing 15

ORDER striking 12 Answer to Complaint Referred (42:1983) filed by Rhonda Howard. Answer due 11/9/2017. Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on October 20, 2017. (mll)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION TIMOTHES W. STANFORD v. PLAINTIFF Civil No. 4:17-cv-04081 SHIFT SUPERVISOR JANA TALLANT; SHERIFF BRIAN MCJUNKINS, Howard County, Arkansas; and NURSE RHONDA HOWARD, Southwest Arkansas Mental Health DEFENDANTS ORDER Plaintiff Timothes W. Stanford filed his Complaint in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action pro se on September 19, 2017. (ECF No. 1). On September 20, 2017, the Court ordered service on Defendants Jana Tallant, Brian McJunkins and Rhonda Howard. (ECF No. 7). On October 10, 2017, a letter marked “Answer” was filed with the Court by Defendant Howard’s supervisor, Micahael J. Cluts, purportedly on Defendant Howard’s behalf. (ECF No. 12). Mr. Cluts is not a party to this lawsuit and is not authorized to file an answer on behalf of Defendant Howard. The Clerk is DIRECTED to strike the document filed as an Answer (ECF No. 12) for Defendant Howard. Defendant Howard is given until NOVEMBER 9, 2017, to either file an answer to Plaintiff’s Complaint pro se or have an answer filed on her behalf through her attorney. The Clerk is DIRECTED to mail a copy of this Order to Defendant Howard, certified mail, return receipt requested. IT IS SO ORDERED this 20th day of October 2017. /s/ Barry A. Bryant HON. BARRY A. BRYANT UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE  

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