Jones v. Skolnik et al
MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS of the Honorable Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke, on 7/13/2017. Plaintiff's Motion for Request to Take Notice of Automatic Substitution Pursuant to FRCP 25(d) is DENIED. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - KW)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
CHRISTOPHER A. JONES,
HOWARD SKOLNIK, et al.,
MINUTES OF THE COURT
July 13, 2017
THE HONORABLE VALERIE P. COOKE, U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
REPORTER: NONE APPEARING
COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF(S): NONE APPEARING
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT(S): NONE APPEARING
MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS:
On February 17, 2017, plaintiff filed a motion for request to take notice of automatic
substitution of current Nevada Department of Corrections (“NDOC”) Director, James Dzurenda,
for Former NDOC Director, Howard Skolnik, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 25(d)
(ECF No. 566). FRCP 25(d) allows for the substitution of public officers when said officer
“dies, resigns, or otherwise ceases to hold office while the action is pending.” However, on
December 16, 2016, the Ninth Circuit found that Skolnik is entitled to qualified immunity (ECF
No. 551), and he was subsequently dismissed as a defendant in this action (ECF No. 569).
Accordingly, because the party who plaintiff is requesting be substituted has been dismissed
from this action, plaintiff’s motion (ECF No. 566) is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DEBRA K. KEMPI, CLERK
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