Downer v. Heys Dental, PLLC et al
ORDER of Partial Dismissal as to counts II, IV, VI, VII, and VIII of 1 Complaint, filed by Linda Downer. Signed by District Judge John Corbett O'Meara. (WBar)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 11-15572
Hon. John Corbett O’Meara
HEYS DENTAL, PLLC, et al.,
ORDER OF PARTIAL DISMISSAL
On December 20, 2011, Plaintiff filed her complaint alleging the following causes of
action: Count I, Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Count II, age discrimination under the
Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act; Count III, sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964; Count IV, sexual harassment under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act; Count V,
Americans with Disabilities Act; Count VI, Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act;
Count VII, retaliation under state and federal law; and Count VIII, retaliation under the ElliottLarsen Civil Rights Act. Plaintiff does not allege diversity jurisdiction.
Although Count I, III, V, and VII are cognizable in this court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
1331, the remaining allegations present claims based on state law. This court declines to
exercise supplemental jurisdiction over Plaintiff’s state law claims so as to avoid jury confusion.
See 28 U.S.C. § 1367(c); United Mine Workers v. Gibbs, 383 U.S. 715 (1966); Padilla v. City of
Saginaw, 867 F. Supp. 1309 (E.D. Mich. 1994).
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Counts II, IV, VI, VII (to the extent it is
based on state law) and VIII of Plaintiff’s complaint are DISMISSED.
s/John Corbett O’Meara
United States District Judge
Date: January 27, 2012
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties of
record on this date, January 27, 2012, using the ECF system and/or ordinary mail.
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