Johnson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al

Filing 12

ORDER granting 11 Motion to Add Proper Party Defendant, Dismiss Improper Parties and to Recast the Caption of the Complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith on 1/27/16. (jlm)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA STATESBORO DIVISION SHERON JOHNSON, Plaintiff, v. CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. 6:17-cv-00003 WAL-MART STORES, INC. and WAL-MART REALTY COMPANY, Defendants. ORDER TO ADD PROPER PARTY, DISMISS IMPROPER PARTIES AND TO RECAST THE CAPTION OF THE COMPLAINT Plaintiff and Defendants, having jointly moved the Court for an order under Fed. R. Civ. P. 21 to add proper party Defendant WAL-MART STORES EAST, LP and dismiss WALMART STORES, INC. and WAL-MART REALTY COMPANY, and to recast the caption of the Complaint; and the Court, having considered said motion, hereby GRANTS the parties’ motion as submitted. IT IS ORDERED that WAL-MART STORES EAST, LP is added as proper party Defendant and WAL-MART STORES, INC. and WAL-MART REALTY COMPANY, are dismissed without prejudice, and the caption of this Complaint will hereinafter be styled as: SHERON JOHNSON, Plaintiff v. WAL-MART STORES EAST, LP, Defendant. It is further ordered WAL-MART STORES EAST, LP shall be substituted each and every place WALMART STORES, INC. and/or WAL-MART REALTY COMPANY is named in Plaintiff’s pleadings as if WAL-MART STORES, INC. and WAL-MART REALTY COMPANY had never been named. 2 7th IT IS SO ORDERED this ____ day of January , 2017. _______________________________ Judge, United States District Court Southern District of Georgia Statesboro Division

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