Coleman v. Danforth, et al
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
COREY LEWIS COLEMAN,
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
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,
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
Nurse Jane Doe has been identified as Nurse Jill Cravey. (See doc. no. 34, n. 1.)
Court to issue a scheduling order detailing discovery deadlines.
SO ORDERED this 17th day of January, 2017, at Augusta, Georgia.
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