Hendrix-El v. Louisiana et al
JUDGMENT. IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that Plaintiff's claims against Defendants the State of Louisiana and the Fourth Judicial District Court, Parish of Morehouse are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action be STAYED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that 21 Notice of Intent to Dismiss is WITHDRAWN and 22 Motion for Extension of Time to Effect Service is DENIED as MOOT. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 1/17/17. (crt,Crawford, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
ZHOLTON CORNILUS HENDRIX-EL
CIVIL ACTION NO. 16-0708
JUDGE ROBERT G. JAMES
STATE OF LOUISIANA, ET AL.
MAGISTRATE JUDGE HAYES
For the reasons set forth in this Court’s Ruling and for those additional reasons stated in the
Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge previously filed herein, and after an
independent review of the record, determining that the findings are correct under the applicable law,
and considering the objections to the Report and Recommendation in the record,
IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that Plaintiff’s claims against
Defendants the State of Louisiana and the Fourth Judicial District Court, Parish of Morehouse are
DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action– insofar as it seeks monetary damages for
wrongful arrest, imprisonment, and prosecution – be STAYED under the following conditions:
Within thirty (30) days of the date the state court criminal proceedings against
Plaintiff have concluded, the parties must file a status report with the Clerk of Court;
If, after conclusion of the state court criminal proceedings, the stay is lifted and the
Court finds Plaintiff’s claims would impugn the validity of his conviction, the action
will be dismissed under Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994); if no such finding
is made, the action will proceed at that time, absent some other bar to suit. See
Wallace v. Kato, 549 U.S. 384, 393-94 (2007);
In light of the stay, Plaintiff shall not file any more documents in this action until the
state court criminal proceedings have concluded; and
Defendants shall not be required to answer during the pendency of the stay, and
Plaintiff may not seek a default judgment or conduct any discovery.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Notice of Intent to Dismiss issued by the Court on
November 8, 2016 [Doc. No. 21] is WITHDRAWN, and Plaintiff’s Motion for Extension of Time
to Effect Service [Doc. 22] is DENIED as MOOT.
MONROE, LOUISIANA, this 17th day of January, 2017.
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