Niblock v. Richland County D.S.S. et al

Filing 42

ORDER denying Plaintiff's motions 35 36 for entry of default judgment and denying Plaintiff's 33 motion to substitute. The Defendants are directed to file their answers/responsive pleadings by February 22, 2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Shiva V. Hodges on 2/6/2017. (bgoo)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA DIVISION Sharné Louise Niblock, Plaintiff, vs. Officer Deputy Perry, Angela NazzeryScott, Shanett Smith, and Barbretta Cook, all in their official and individual capacities, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) C/A No.: 3:16-cv-01644-JMC-SVH ORDER This matter comes before the court on the motions of Sharné Louise Niblock (“Plaintiff”) for entry of default judgment against Angela Nazzery-Scott (“Scott”), Shanett Smith (“Smith”), and Barbretta Cook (“Cook”) (“Defendants”) [ECF Nos. 35, 36]. Defendants argue the motions should be denied for Plaintiff’s failure to properly serve the summons and complaint. In light of the procedural history of this case as outlined in Defendants’ response to the motions, the court denies Plaintiff’s motions and directs Defendants to file their answers/responsive pleadings by February 22, 1017. Plaintiff also filed a motion for substitution of Maya Angelou Simone (“Simone”) [ECF No. 33]. The court denies Plaintiff’s motion to substitute at this time for failure to state any claims against Simone. IT IS SO ORDERED. February 6, 2017 Columbia, South Carolina Shiva V. Hodges United States Magistrate Judge

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