Coleman v. Wright et al
ORDER denying 5 Motion for Summary Judgment without prejudice as premature. Signed by District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., on 12/5/2017. (BR)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
MARCELLOS COLEMAN, #198681
CAUSE NO. 3:17-cv-731-LG-RHW
Jailer/Deputy, Individual and Official Capacities, et al.
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff Marcellos Coleman’s Motion for
Summary Judgment pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Pl.’s Mot. . Having reviewed the record and applicable law, the Court finds that
said Motion is not well taken and should be denied.
Coleman, a pro se prisoner, filed this civil action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983
against Defendants Laura Wright, Darrell Lipsey, and Hinds County, Mississippi,
concerning the conditions of confinement at the Hinds County Detention Center,
Raymond, Mississippi. See Compl.  at 4, 13 (CM/ECF pagination); Am. Comp.
 at 1-3 (CM/ECF pagination). The Court is required to “review . . . a complaint
in a civil action in which a prisoner seeks redress from a governmental entity or
officer or employee of a governmental entity.” 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(a). The Court is
further required to “identify cognizable claims or dismiss the complaint, or any
portion of the complaint, if the complaint (1) is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state
a claim upon which relief may be granted.” 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b). This case is
currently being screened as provided in 28 U.S.C. § 1915A.
In the instant Motion, Coleman contends that he is entitled to summary
judgment against Defendants because he “has fully proven (by[ ]law) that all of the
defendants were in fact personally involved and fully participated at will,” see Pl.’s
Mot.  at 1 (CM/ECF pagination), and that Defendants’ actions violated his
constitutional rights, see id. at 1-7 (CM/ECF pagination).
“The court shall grant summary judgment if the movant shows that there is
no genuine dispute as to any material fact and the movant is entitled to judgment
as a matter of law.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(a).
Coleman has not made this showing.
Moreover, as stated above, this civil action is being screened to determine if
Coleman has stated an arguable claim. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915A.
screening process is not complete, Defendants have not been served with process.
Therefore, the instant Motion is premature and does not meet the standards for
granting summary judgment as provided by Rule 56.
Based on the foregoing,
Coleman’s Motion  should be denied without prejudice. Accordingly,
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Plaintiff
Coleman’s Motion for Summary Judgment  is DENIED without prejudice as
SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED this the 5th day of December, 2017.
Louis Guirola, Jr.
Louis Guirola, Jr.
United States District Judge
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