Paul v. Rigel et al
ORDER finding as moot 49 Motion for Summary Judgment; finding as moot 55 Motion to Stay Proceedings; granting 58 Motion to Dismiss Signed by District Judge Keith Starrett on 1/3/2017 (dtj)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
TIMOTHY WAYNE PAUL, JR.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:16-cv-5-KS-MTP
SHERIFF DANNY RIGEL, ET AL.
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion to Dismiss . Plaintiff filed
this action on January 8, 2016. On October 3, 2016, Defendants filed a Motion for Summary
Judgment . On October 25, 2016, Plaintiff filed a Motion to Stay . In the Motion to
Stay, Plaintiff explains that his claims relate to the conditions of confinement at the Lamar
County Jail and possible exposure to infectious diseases. Plaintiff further explains that he was
recently tested for infectious diseases and the results were negative. Prior to receiving a ruling
on his Motion to Stay, Plaintiff filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal . The Court construed
this pleading as a motion to dismiss without prejudice and afforded Defendants an opportunity to
respond to the motion. See Order .1 Defendants did not file a response. The Court finds that
the Motion to Dismiss  should be granted.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff’s Motion to Dismiss  is GRANTED;
2. All pending motions are denied as moot;
3. This action is DISMISSED without prejudice; and
4. A separate judgment in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 58 will be
The Court informed Defendants that the Motion  would be considered without a response if
one was not filed on or before December 23, 2016.
SO ORDERED this the 3rd day of January, 2017.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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