Patrick v. Clark Regional Foundation for the Promotion of Health, Inc.
OPINION & ORDER: (1) Plaintiff shall have up to and including November 11, 2011 in which to SHOW CAUSE why dismissal of the federal claims should not be with prejudice. (2) Plaintiff's 8 Motion to Amend is PASSED while the Court awaits the Plaintiff's response to this Order. Signed by Judge Karl S. Forester on November 1, 2011. (AWD) cc: COR
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY
CENTRAL DIVISION at LEXINGTON
CIVIL ACTION NO. 11-207-KSF
OPINION & ORDER
CLARK REGIONAL FOUNDATION FOR
THE PROMOTION OF HEALTH, INC.
This matter is before the Court on the Plaintiff’s motion for leave to file an Amended
Complaint [DE #8]. The Defendant has filed its response in opposition to the Plaintiff’s motion [DE
# 10]; however, the Plaintiff has not replied and the time for doing so has passed.
The Plaintiff states in his motion that “the original complaint . . . was intended to be an action
in state court only to enforce Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act, K.R.S. 344.040” [DE #8]. Because
Plaintiff’s counsel “used an older complaint on his word processor to save time and that complaint
was filed under the Federal Civil Rights Act and had words to that effect,” the original complaint
mistakenly contained references to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et
seq. The Plaintiff now seeks to amend his Complaint to eliminate any reference to Title VII and to
proceed only under the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. Although it is styled as a Motion to File
Amended Complaint, the Plaintiff’s motion is tantamount to a motion for voluntary dismissal of the
federal claims pursuant to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
The Defendant responded to the Motion for Leave by stating that while it does not oppose
the motion, the Plaintiff should not be permitted to revive the dismissed claims in this or other
litigation [DE #10]. Effectively, the Defendant urges that dismissal of the federal claims should be
with prejudice. The Court has not had the benefit of the Plaintiff’s reply to the Defendant’s
suggestion that dismissal of the federal claims should be with prejudice. Accordingly, the Court will
order the Plaintiff to show cause why these federal claims should not be dismissed with prejudice.
Accordingly, the Court, being fully and sufficiently advised, hereby ORDERS as follows:
the Plaintiff shall have up and to November 11, 2011, in which to SHOW CAUSE
why dismissal of the federal claims should not be with prejudice.; and
the Plaintiff’s motion to amend [DE #8] is PASSED while the Court awaits the
Plaintiff’s response to this Order.
This November 1, 2011.
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