Rutherford v. D.O.S. Pizza, Inc. et al

Filing 10

ORDER Granting #9 Motion to File First Amended Complaint, Dismiss Donald Peterson, and Add New Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs must file the Amended Complaint within three (3) days of the date of this Order. Signed by Judge Roger T. Benitez on 8/3/2017. (knb) (jao).

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I • " 1 2 FI L_E D 3 17 AUG~~ PH I: 51; CLE>rn. IJ.S. DISTRICT COURT 4 S-CUTl-H!.l\N lH51RtC1 OF CAltf"ORNlt~ 5 av· 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 DONALD PETERSON, Case No.: 3:17-cv-00801-BEN-KSC Plaintiff, 12 13 v. 14 D.0.S. PIZZA, INC., a California corporation; VISTA FWY 78 INVESTORS, a California general partnership; and DOES 1-10, inclusive, 15 16 17 ORDER GRANTING STIPULATION TO FILE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT, DISMISS DONALD PETERSON, AND ADD NEW PLAINTIFFS Defendant. 18 19 The parties have filed a "Stipulation to File First Amended Complaint; Dismiss 20 Donald Peterson and Add Plaintiffs James Rutherford and the Association 4 Equal 21 Access." (ECF No. 9). The motion is made on the grounds that Plaintiff Donald 22 Peterson passed away in June 2017. 23 Peterson's complaint seeks injunctive relief for violations of the ADA. It also 24 alleges state law claims. Normally, the death of a plaintiff renders a claim for injunctive 25 relief moot. Kennerly v. United States, 721F.2d1252, 1260 (9th Cir. 1983). In such 26 circumstances, courts in this District have denied motions to substitute a new plaintiff 27 because the original plaintiffs death extinguished the ADA claim. See Baria v. Yu, No. 28 08-cv-0908-BEN, 2010 WL 2653322, at *1 (S.D. Cal. July 1, 2010). 3:17-cv-00801-BEN-KSC 2 3:17-cv-00801-BEN-KSC

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