Hardin v. Gowan, et al.
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 2/23/17 ORDERING that plaintiff's motion to substitute Daphne Benson Gowans, the executor of defendant Reginald Gowanss estate (Estate) for deceased defendant Gowans (ECF No. 40 ) is granted and the Clerk of the Court shall amend the docket accordingly. In accordance with Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Estate shall file an answer or other responsive pleading within 21 days. (Dillon, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
KEVIN HOSEA HARDIN,
No. 2:14-cv-1796-EFB P
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding in forma pauperis and without counsel in an action
brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Reginald Gowans, the sole defendant in this action, died on or
around November 3, 2015. ECF No. 36. Plaintiff moves to substitute Daphne Benson Gowans,
the executor of defendant Gowans’s estate, as defendant pursuant to Rule 25 of the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure. ECF Nos. 38, 40, 43. Ms. Gowans, proceeding through counsel, has filed a
notice of non-opposition to plaintiff’s motion. ECF No. 48.
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff’s motion to substitute
Daphne Benson Gowans, the executor of defendant Reginald Gowans’s estate (“Estate”) for
deceased defendant Gowans (ECF No. 40) is granted and the Clerk of the Court shall amend the
docket accordingly. In accordance with Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the
Estate shall file an answer or other responsive pleading within 21 days.
DATED: February 23, 2017.
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