Ruston v. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints et al

Filing 11

MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendants Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley. (Richards, Matthew)

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Ruston v. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints et al Doc. 11 Case 2:06-cv-00526-DB-DN Document 11 Filed 11/15/2006 Page 1 of 3 Matthew K. Richards (#7972) Justin W Starr (#10708) KIRTON & McCONKIE 60 East South Temple, #1800 P.O. Box 45120 Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 Telephone: (801) 328-3600 Facsimile: (801) 321-4893 Attorneys for Defendants IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF UTAH LESTER JON RUSTON, Plaintiff, v. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS; GORDON B. HINCKLEY; VICTOR JAMES RUSTON; MARGARET ELIZABETH RUSTON; JERRY HENDERSON; ALLISON RUSTONSMITH; MEL CHADWICK; KENT ROBERTSON; IAN JAMES RUSTON; BRAD OATES; AND LARRY K. HERCULES, Defendants. MOTION TO DISMISS Case No.: 2:06cv00526DB Judge Benson The undersigned submit this Motion to Dismiss on behalf of Defendants The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, and any other defendant (if any) sued in his or her capacity as an ecclesiastical leader in the LDS Church (the "Church Defendants"). The Church Defendants appear for the limited purpose of moving to dismiss the complaint. Plaintiff's complaint should be dismissed under 28 U.S.C. 1915(g) for failure to pay the filing Dockets.Justia.com Case 2:06-cv-00526-DB-DN Document 11 Filed 11/15/2006 Page 2 of 3 fee and under 28 U.S.C. 1915(e) because it is frivolous and fails to state a claim. DATED this __15____ day of November, 2006. KIRTON & McCONKIE /s/_______________________________ Matthew K. Richards Justin W Starr Attorneys for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints and Gordon B. Hinckley 2 Case 2:06-cv-00526-DB-DN Document 11 Filed 11/15/2006 Page 3 of 3 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on the _15___ day of November, 2006, I caused a true and correct copy of the foregoing MOTION TO DISMISS to be mailed to the following: Lester J. Ruston, Reg. No. 26834-177 Federal Correctional Institution P.O. Box 9000 Seagoville, TX 75159-9000 _/s/ Debra Domenici_________ 933090/01 3

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