GIBSON v. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA et al

Filing 15

ORDER granting 5 Defendants' Motion to Change Venue . Signed by Judge Gladys Kessler on 8/9/04. (CS, )

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GIBSON v. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA et al Doc. 15 Case 1:04-cv-00190-GK Document 15 Filed 08/10/2004 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ______________________________ JOSEPH LEE GIBSON, et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) Civil Action No. 04-190 (GK) v. ) ) BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, et al.,) ) Defendants. ) ______________________________) ORDER Plaintiffs, Joseph Lee Gibson and P. David Richardson, bring this suit against Defendants, the Boy Scouts of America ("BSA"), John Does 1-7,1 the National Capital Area Council ("NCAC"), and Richard Roes 1-7.2 They claim that Defendants arbitrarily expelled Gibson from membership in the adult leadership of the Boy Scouts "without any notice to [him] of the reasons for the expulsion, without any opportunity to appear at a hearing or other proceeding and without providing [him] any opportunity to review the documentary or written evidence, if any, against him." Am. Compl., Defendants John Does 1-7 are officials, employees, or volunteer or paid agents of BSA who participated in the actions and matters alleged in the Complaint, or acquiesced in such actions or matters. Plaintiffs "do not intend to join, and hereby decline to join as a defendant, any John Doe who is a citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia." Am. Compl., 8. Defendants Richard Roes 1-7 are officials, employees, or volunteer or paid agents of NCAC who participated in the actions and matters alleged in the Complaint. Plaintiffs "do not intend to join, and hereby decline to join as a defendant, any Richard Roe who is a citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia." Am. Compl., 9. 2 1 Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:04-cv-00190-GK Document 15 Filed 08/10/2004 Page 2 of 2 2. This matter is before the Court on Defendants' Motion for Upon consideration of the Motion and Opposition, Change of Venue. and the entire record herein, and for the reasons stated in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion, it is hereby ORDERED that Defendants' Motion for Change of Venue [#5] is granted. August 9, 2004 /s/ Gladys Kessler District Court Judge Copies to: attorneys on record via ECF

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