Foreman v. Wexford Health Sources, Inc. et al
MEMORANDUM TO COUNSEL. Signed by Judge Ellen L. Hollander on 10/27/2017. (jb5, Deputy Clerk) (c/m 10-27-2017)
United States District Court
District Of Maryland
Ellen Lipton Hollander
District Court Judge
101 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
October 27, 2017
MEMORANDUM TO COUNSEL
Foreman v. Wexford Health Sources, Inc. et al.
Civil Action No. ELH-17-26
As you know, on January 4, 2017, plaintiff Marcus Foreman, an inmate at the Eastern
Correctional Institution (“ECI”), filed a civil rights suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Wexford
Health Sources, Inc. (“Wexford”), “Nurse Georgia,” PA Bruce Ford, and ECI. ECF 1
(“Complaint”). Plaintiff alleges, inter alia, denial of adequate medical care after falling from a
top bunk on March 26, 2016. ECF 1 at 5.
On August 25, 2017, Wexford and Ford filed a Motion to Dismiss, or in the Alternative,
for Summary Judgment. ECF 17 (the “Motion”).1 On August 28, 2017, the Clerk sent Foreman
a letter explaining that he had 17 days to respond to the Motion, and that failure to timely
respond may result in dismissal of his suit or the entry of judgment against him. ECF 18 (“Rule
12/56 Letter”). Pursuant to the Rule 12/56 Letter, plaintiff had until September 14, 2017, to
respond to the Motion.
On September 14, 2017, Breon Lamar Johnson, Esq. entered an appearance on behalf of
Foreman. ECF 19. On that same date, Johnson filed a Motion to Extend Time, seeking “a 30day extension to file a response to the Defendants’ motion to dismiss.” ECF 20, ¶ 4. I granted
plaintiff’s motion on the same date. ECF 21. Therefore, plaintiff’s response to the Motion was
due by October 14, 2017.
As of today, plaintiff has not responded to the Motion. See Docket. Accordingly, by
November 9, 2017, counsel shall respond to the Motion. In the absence of a response, I shall
assume that plaintiff does not oppose the Motion.
Nurse Georgia has not been served. The Motion notes that “Nurse Georgia” is
“unidentified” and is not represented by counsel for Wexford and Ford. ECF 17 at 1.
Despite the informal nature of this Memorandum, it is an Order of the Court, and the
Clerk is directed to docket it as such.
Very truly yours,
Ellen Lipton Hollander
United States District Judge
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