Invictus v. State of Florida et al
ORDER granting 25 Defendants' unopposed Motion for More Definite Statement: Plaintiff shall file an Amended Complaint within twenty days addressing the issues discussed in the Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens on 6/7/2021. (AR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No: 5:21-cv-103-PGB-PRL
NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT and
In this case, Plaintiff takes issue with court-ordered visitation with his children through
the Family Ties program. Plaintiff alleges that his visitation has been limited to a once per
week 15-minute video call and that in person visitation has been suspended due to COVID19. Plaintiff alleges that his visitation was restricted by an unspecified order entered by Chief
Administrative Judge Donald Myers, which was based on guidelines from the Florida
Supreme Court. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants’ refusal to allow in person visitation with his
children violates his rights under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as the Florida
Now, Defendants have filed an unopposed motion for more definite statement asking
Plaintiff to clarify the nature of his claim. (Doc. 25). Specifically, Defendants ask Plaintiff to:
(1) identify what Administrative Order is at issue; (2) clarify if he is bringing a Fifth
Amendment or Fourteenth Amendment due process challenge to the Administrative Order
at issue; and (3) clarify whether his due process claim is a substantive or procedural due
process claim. The parties have agreed to Plaintiff filing an Amended Complaint within
twenty days addressing these issues.
Accordingly, and based on the parties’ agreement, Defendants’ motion for more
definite statement (Doc. 25) is GRANTED. Plaintiff shall file an Amended Complaint within
twenty days of this Order addressing the issues identified above.
DONE and ORDERED in Ocala, Florida on June 7, 2021.
Copies furnished to:
Counsel of Record
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