Christensen v. Salt Lake County et al
MEMORANDUM DECISION AND DISMISSAL ORDER: Defendant's 25 Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED. Plaintiff's action is DISMISSED with prejudice only as to the exact claims brought in the Complaint at issue and addressed in the summary-judgment motion. This case will be CLOSED. Signed by Judge Dee Benson on 9/21/17. (dla)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH
MEMORANDUM DECISION &
SALT LAKE COUNTY et al.,
Case No. 2:15-CV-238-DB
District Judge Dee Benson
Plaintiff is the father of an inmate who was in Salt Lake County Jail, where she
apparently committed suicide. His complaint brings claims of cruel and unusual punishment and
wrongful death against Defendants Salt Lake County and Unified Police Department.
Defendants move for summary judgment, contending that the undisputed facts neither
support a federal civil-rights claim of inadequate medical care under the Eight Amendment’s
Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause, nor a wrongful death claim under state law. See Utah
Code Ann. § 78B-3-106(1) (2017).
Plaintiff does not oppose the summary-judgment motion, asking only that the Court’s
order granting summary judgment “be narrowly tailored so as to grant summary judgment only
on the matters that were brought before the Court in the Motion for Summary Judgment.” (See
Docket Entry # 42.)
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Defendant’s summary-judgment is GRANTED.
(See id. # 25.) Plaintiff's action is DISMISSED with prejudice only as to the exact claims
brought in the Complaint at issue and addressed in the summary-judgment motion. This case is
DATED this 21st day of September, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
JUDGE DEE BENSON
United States District Court
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