Abdullah v. Downing
ORDER directing each legal representative entering an appearance in this matter on behalf of any defendant to complete a Defendant's Certification and file it with the court within seven (7) days from the date of this ord er. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if any party disagrees with the court's construction of the Plaintiff's claims, he or she may file an appropriate motion with the court within seven (7) days from the date of this order. (Defendant's Certification due by 10/27/2017. Add an additional 3 days only if served by mail or otherwise allowed under Fed. R. Civ. P. 6 or Fed. R. Crim. P. 45.) Signed by Magistrate Judge Paige J. Gossett on 10/20/2017. (bgoo)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Kenneth Downing, Captain, individually and )
C/A No. 0:17-1961-DCN-PJG
This is a civil action filed by state pretrial detainee. Under Local Civil Rule 73.02(B)(2)
(D.S.C.), pretrial proceedings in this action have been referred to the assigned United States
Magistrate Judge. On September 6, 2017, the court issued an order authorizing issuance and service
of process on the defendant. (ECF No. 12.) In that order, under the heading “Construction of the
Pleading,” the court, following initial screening pursuant to applicable law, listed the claims it
construed as raised by the Plaintiff in the Complaint.
Counsel has now entered an appearance for one or more named defendants. The court directs
each legal representative entering an appearance in this matter on behalf of any defendant to certify
that the court’s order authorizing service of process has been received and that the Plaintiff’s claims
as construed by the court have been reviewed by completing the “Defendant’s Certification” below
and filing it with the court within seven (7) days from the date of this order. If any party disagrees
with the court’s construction of the Plaintiff’s claims, he or she may file an appropriate motion with
the court within seven (7) days from the date of this order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 20, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
s/Paige J. Gossett
Paige J. Gossett
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
I, _______________________________ (print name), hereby certify that I have received the
order authorizing issuance and service of process in this case and have reviewed the court’s
construction of the pleading.
Signature of party or legal representative
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