Harris et al v. Bureau of Community and Health Systems et al
ORDER DISMISSING Plaintiffs' 1 Complaint Without Prejudice. Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HMon)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
RALPH HARRIS and
Case No. 16-cv-13985
Hon. Matthew F. Leitman
BUREAU OF COMMUNITY AND
HEALTH SYSTEMS et al.,
ORDER DISMISSING PLAINTIFFS’ COMPLAINT (ECF #1)
On November 10, 2016, Plaintiffs Ralph Harris (“Mr. Harris”) and Theresa
Burnett-Harris (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) filed this action against the Michigan
Bureau of Community and Health Systems, Larry Horvath, and Emilee C. Smith
(collectively, “Defendants”). (See Compl., ECF #1.)
Among other things,
Plaintiffs appear to allege that Mr. Harris was mistreated while a resident of the
Beaconshire Nursing Centre and that Defendants committed fraud and other
misconduct related to an investigation of Plaintiffs’ mistreatment allegations. (See
On November 30, 2016, the Court entered a written Order in which it
required Plaintiffs to file a More Definite Statement with respect to their
allegations against the Defendants by no later than January 16, 2017 (the “Order”).
(See ECF #6.) The Court then expressly warned Plaintiffs that the “[f]ailure to
comply as directed may result in the dismissal of this action.” (Id. at 4, Pg. ID 28;
emphasis in original).
Plaintiffs have failed to comply with the Order and have not filed a More
Definite Statement as the Court required.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY
ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ Complaint (ECF #1) is DISMISSED WITHOUT
PREJUDICE for failure to comply with the Order.
s/Matthew F. Leitman
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: January 20, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the
parties and/or counsel of record on January 20, 2017, by electronic means and/or
s/Holly A. Monda
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