Tyler v. Oregon United Methodist Church, Incorporated et al

Filing 13

ORDER granting 10 defendant United Methodist Church's Motion to Dismiss. Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)

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Tyler v. Oregon United Methodist Church, Incorporated et al Doc. 13 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION ANGELA TYLER, Plaintiff, v. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, OREGON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, INC., RENAY LADD, MARYBELLE HAYNES, and DOREEN PIKE, Defendants. _____________________________/ ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH'S MOTION TO DISMISS [DOC. 10] On August 23, 2010, plaintiff filed this action against defendants alleging negligence, nuisance, violation of the Fair Housing Act, and violation of the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, relating to her rental of a home allegedly owned by defendants. Defendants Haynes, Ladd, Pike, and Oregon United Methodist Church answered the complaint. Defendant United Methodist Church filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that the United Methodist Church is not an entity and cannot therefore be a defendant in this lawsuit. The court ordered a response deadline of December 7, 2010 and set a hearing date of January 19, 2011. No response was filed by December 7, 2010; to date, no response to defendant's motion to dismiss has been filed. The court finds that oral argument is not necessary. See Local Rule 7.1(f). For the reasons set forth in defendant Case No. 10-CV-13341 HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH Dockets.Justia.com United Methodist Church's motion to dismiss, plaintiff's claims against defendant United Methodist Church are dismissed. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 22, 2010 s/George Caram Steeh GEORGE CARAM STEEH UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Copies of this Order were served upon attorneys of record on December 22, 2010, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. s/Marcia Beauchemin Deputy Clerk 2

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