Crawford v. Sidney Regional Medical Center
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ON DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS. The defendant's motion to dismiss, (ECF No. 6 ), is denied without prejudice. The defendant shall file a response to the amended complaint within fourteen days of the date of this order. Ordered by Senior Judge Warren K. Urbom. (GJG )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
SIDNEY REGIONAL MEDICAL
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ON
DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS
On May 18, 2012, the Plaintiff Brian Crawford (Crawford) filed a complaint alleging that the
Defendant Sidney Regional Medical Center d/b/a/ Memorial Health Center (SRMC) violated the
Electronic Funds Transfer Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1693 et seq. (See generally Compl., ECF No. 1.) On
July 12, 2012, SRMC filed a motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction
or, in the alternative, to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be
granted. (ECF No. 6.) Crawford then filed an amended complaint on August 2, 2012. (ECF No.
In pertinent part, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a)(1) states that “[a] party may amend
its pleading once as a matter of course within . . . 21 days after service of a motion under Rule
12(b).” It appears that Crawford’s amended complaint was timely filed in accordance with Rule
In light of the filing of Crawford’s amended complaint, I find that SRMC’s motion to dismiss
should be denied without prejudice. Cf. Pure Country, Inc. v. Sigma Chi Fraternity, 312 F.3d 952,
956 (8th Cir. 2002) (“If anything, Pure Country’s motion to amend the complaint rendered moot
Sigma Chi’s motion to dismiss the original complaint.”). SRMC shall file a response to the amended
complaint within fourteen days of the date of this order. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(a)(4)(A).
IT IS ORDERED that the defendant’s motion to dismiss, (ECF No. 6), is denied without
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant shall file a response to the amended
complaint within fourteen days of the date of this order.
Dated August 28, 2012.
BY THE COURT
Warren K. Urbom
United States Senior District Judge
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