T B et al v. Bibb County Board of Education et al

Filing 32

ORDER re 30 Motion to Dismiss Party and 8 Motion to Dismiss Complaint by Khoriandre Watkins Ware. Claims against Defendant Ware based on federal law are hereby DISMISSED with prejudice. Plaintiffs state-law claims against Defendant Ware are DISMISSED without prejudice, and Defendant Ware is DISMISSED from this action. Ordered by Judge Marc Thomas Treadwell on 10/22/2010. (tlh)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA MACON DIVISION T.B., a minor child individually, et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) BIBB COUNTY BOARD OF ) EDUCATION, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:10-CV-186(MTT) ORDER This matter is before the Court on Defendant Khoriandre Watkins Ware's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 8). Following a hearing on Defendant Ware's motion, the Court ordered the Plaintiffs to amend their complaint to provide a more definite statement of their claims against Defendant Ware (Doc. 29). Rather than submit an amended complaint, the Plaintiffs filed their own Motion to Dismiss Defendant Ware (Doc. 30). In their Motion, the Plaintiffs withdrew their opposition to Defendant Ware's Motion to Dismiss to the extent that it sought dismissal of the Plaintiffs' federal law claims against Defendant Ware. Accordingly, those claims against Defendant Ware based on federal law are hereby DISMISSED with prejudice. In the same Motion, the Plaintiffs moved the Court, presumably pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(2), to dismiss their state-law claims against Defendant Ware without prejudice. Because Defendant Ware will suffer no clear legal prejudice, other than the mere prospect of a subsequent lawsuit, dismissal without prejudice, though not required, is appropriate. Moreover, because all claims against Defendant Ware based on federal law have been dismissed, it is appropriate for the Court to decline to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the Plaintiff's state law claims against Ware. 28 U.S.C. 1367(c)(3). Accordingly, the Plaintiffs' state-law claims against Defendant Ware are DISMISSED without prejudice, and Defendant Ware is DISMISSED from this action. The remaining parties shall submit their Proposed Scheduling and Discovery Order no later than October, 30, 2010. The stay of discovery entered October 1, 2010 is lifted. SO ORDERED, this 22nd day of October, 2010. S/ Marc T. Treadwell MARC T. TREADWELL, JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT -2-

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