Bates v. Apple, Inc.
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 10/12/2016. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk)(c/m 10/13/16)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
MARLOW L. SATES, SR.
Civil No. - JFM-16-929
Plaintiff has filed this action for copyright infringement.
Defendant has filed a motion to
dismiss. The motion will be granted.
As a preliminary matter, two other motions need to be addressed. The first is plaintiffs
motion to amend the complaint. The motion is granted. The second is defendant's motion for a
more defini te statement. The motion is denied as moot.
Plaintiffs complaint fails to allege the facts to support its conclusory averment that
plaintiff s copyrights have been infringed. Thus, it does not meet the standard set forth by Bell
Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 2007 and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662 (2009). The
fact that plaintiff is appearing pro se does not require that the case go forward.
LLC, 377 F. App'x 973, 978 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (unpublished opinion).
A separate order of dismissal is being entered herewith.
Date: /;/ NJI
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J. F ederick Motz
U lted States District Judge
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