Williams v. Progressive Insurance Company

Filing 18

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants Motion to Strike [ 8 ] is GRANTED and Plaintiffs class claim is stricken from the complaint. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(f). Signed by District Judge John A. Ross on 10/4/16. (JAB)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DISTRICT MAURICE WILLIAMS, Plaintiff, v. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE CO., Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 4:16-CV-01214 JAR MEMORANDUM AND ORDER This matter is before the Court on Defendant’s motion to strike the reference to “class action” from Plaintiff’s complaint as unsupported by any factual allegations. (Doc. No. 8) Plaintiff may not bring a class action in this Court. He may bring his own claims to federal court without counsel, but not the claims of others. See 28 U.S.C. § 1654; 7A Wright, Miller & Kane, Federal Practice and Procedure: Civil 3d § 1769.1 (class representatives cannot appear pro se). Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion to Strike [8] is GRANTED and Plaintiff’s class claim is stricken from the complaint. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(f). Dated this 4th day of October, 2016. JOHN A. ROSS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 1

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