Bates v. Apple, Inc.

Filing 32

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 10/12/2016. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk)(c/m 10/13/16)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND • • • • • MARLOW L. SATES, SR. v. Civil No. - JFM-16-929 • APPLE INC. ****** MEMORANDUM 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 Cir. 2010) (unpublished opinion).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 -" ".' , ." 'd '(. .\ J. F ederick Motz U lted States District Judge !.~U 9/0l Yip v. Hugs to Go

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