Harris v. Barnett et al
ORDER granting in part and denying in part 48 Defendant Buffy Creel's Motion to Dismiss; adopting Report and Recommendations 65 . Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 6/4/2021. (mc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
PIERRE MARTISE HARRIS
CAUSE NO. 3:19-CV-583-CWR-FKB
LT. DANIEL BARNETT, et al.
Before the Court is Defendant Buffy Creel, RN’s1 Motion to Dismiss. Docket No. 48. On
May 13, 2021, Magistrate Judge Keith Ball wrote a Report and Recommendations advising that
Creel’s motion be granted in part and denied in part, with Harris’s medical negligence claims
under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-36(15) dismissed without prejudice and Harris’s § 1983 claims
permitted to proceed at this time.
The Court has reviewed both the Report and Recommendations and letters submitted by
the Plaintiff. Docket Nos. 67 and 69. As the Report describes, Creel moves to dismiss all of
Plaintiff’s claims based on his failure to properly plead a negligence claim against her under
Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-36(15). However, the complaint alleges that Creel denied medical care
to Harris that amounted to a constitutional violation. Harris’s failure to file the 60-day pre-suit
notice requirement in Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-36(15) does not bar his § 1983 claims that Creel’s
denial of medical care was a constitutional violation. Thus, the Report and Recommendations
will be adopted.
SO ORDERED, this the 4th day of June, 2021.
s/ Carlton W. Reeves
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Defendant Creel was incorrectly named in the Complaint as Nurse Buffy.
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