Coleman v. Danforth, et al

Filing 80

ORDER directing the Clerk to issue a scheduling order detailing discovery deadlines in this case. Signed by Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps on 1/17/17. (cmr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA DUBLIN DIVISION COREY LEWIS COLEMAN, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) WILLIAM DANFORTH, Warden, Telfair ) State Prison; SAM ZANDERS, Deputy ) Warden, Telfair State Prison; LT. RODNEY ) MCCLOUD, Unit Manager, Telfair State ) Prison; LIEUTENANT WILCOX, Telfair ) State Prison, SERGEANT JORDAN) THOMAS, Telfair State Prison; SERGEANT ) TAYLOR, Telfair State Prison; OFFICER ) BELL, Cert. Officer, Telfair State Prison; ) JOHN DOE, Cert. Officer, Telfair State ) Prison; JILL CRAVEY, Nurse, Telfair State ) Prison; and DR. CHANEY, Telfair State ) 1 Prison, ) ) Defendants. ) _________ CV 316-095 ORDER _________ Plaintiff, an inmate at Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison (“GDCP”) in Jackson, Georgia, is proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis (“IFP”) in this civil rights case filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (See doc. nos. 1, 12.) On December 6, 2016, the District Court for the Middle District of Georgia severed and transferred to this Court Plaintiff’s Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment claims against Defendants Bell, Chaney, Danforth, 1 The Court DIRECTS the Clerk to update the docket to reflect the amended caption. Cravey,2 Officer Doe, Jordan-Thomas, McCloud, Wilcox, Taylor, and Zanders, as well as the First Amendment retaliation claim against Defendant Danforth. (Doc. no. 72, p. 2.) On December 21, 2016, this Court directed attorney for Defendants to inform the Court within fourteen days whether he would accept service for Defendants Zanders and McCloud and whether he would be making an appearance on behalf of Defendant Taylor. (Doc. no. 76, p. 4.) The Court also extended the time for service of Defendant John Doe through the close of discovery to allow for the revelation of his identity. (Id. at 5.) In response to the Court’s direction, counsel entered an appearance on behalf of Defendants Danforth, Jordan-Thomas, Bell, Chaney, and Wilcox on December 22, 2016, and on behalf of Defendants Zanders, McCloud, and Taylor on January 4, 2017. (Doc. nos. 77, 78.) With Defendants’ permission, counsel also waived service on behalf of Defendants Zanders and McCloud. (Doc. no. 78.) Defendants Bell, Chaney, Danforth, Jordan-Thomas, McCloud, Taylor, Wilcox, and Zanders subsequently filed an answer to Plaintiff’s amended complaint. (Doc. no. 79.) As all remaining Defendants other than Officer John Doe have been served and filed an answer, the case is ready to proceed. Accordingly, the Court DIRECTS the Clerk of 2 Nurse Jane Doe has been identified as Nurse Jill Cravey. (See doc. no. 34, n. 1.) 2 Court to issue a scheduling order detailing discovery deadlines. SO ORDERED this 17th day of January, 2017, at Augusta, Georgia. 3

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