Smith v. Medtronic, Inc.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying 12 Motion for Default Judgment. Signed by District Judge J. Thomas Marten on 10/6/2017. Mailed to pro se party Bernard D. Smith by regular mail. (sz)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
BERNARD D. SMITH,
Case No. 17-1171-JTM
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Plaintiff Bernard Smith, an inmate of El Dorado Correctional Facility, brought a pro
se action in Butler County, Kansas District Court seeking damages for injuries due to a
defective heart defibrillator manufactured by Medtronics, Inc. (Dkt. 1-1). The defendant
removed the action to this court, and has filed a Motion to Dismiss. (Dkt. 12).
The matter is now before the court on Smith’s Motion for Default Judgment. (Dkt.
10). Because it was submitted by mail, Smith’s motion was filed nearly a week after
Medtronics’ motion to dismiss, and fails to mention the responsive pleading filed by
Medtronics. The August 30, 2017 motion to dismiss was timely filed under the schedule
adopted by the Magistrate Judge (Dkt. 6), and the defendant is not in default.
The court will address the motion to dismiss when the matter is fully briefed.
IT IS ACCORDINGLY ORDERED this 6th day of October, 2017, that plaintiff’s
Motion for Default Judgment (Dkt. 12) is hereby denied.
___s/ J. Thomas Marten______
J. THOMAS MARTEN, JUDGE
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?