Reed v. Department of Corrections et al
ORDER granting Plaintiff's 47 Motion to Substitute. The Clerk is directed to substitute: Steve Sinclair, in his official capacity, for Richard Morgan; Gabrielle F Gasper, in her official capacity, for Steven Hammond; Kevin Bovenkamp, in his official capacity, for Robert Weber; and Ron Hayes, in his official capacity, for Margaret Gilbert. The claims alleged against Defendants Morgan, Hammond, Weber, and Gilbert in their individual capacities and the claims alleged Lara Srick in her official and individual capacities remain pending in this case. Signed by Magistrate Judge David W. Christel.**2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Charles Reed, Prisoner ID: 932245)(CMG)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
CHARLES V REED,
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO
CASE NO. 3:16-CV-05993-BHS-DWC
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS,
The District Court referred this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action to United States Magistrate
17 Judge David W. Christel. Plaintiff Charles V. Reed filed a Motion to Substitute Parties Pursuant
18 to Rule 25(d). Dkt. 47. Plaintiff requests several individuals be substituted in their official
19 capacity for originally named Defendants. Id. Defendants filed a Response stating they do not
Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 25(d), “An action does not abate when a public officer who is a
party in an official capacity dies, resigns, or otherwise ceases to hold office while the action is pending. The
officer’s successor is automatically substituted as a party. Later proceedings should be in the substituted party’s
name, but any misnomer not affecting the parties’ substantial rights must be disregarded. The court may order
substitution at any time, but the absence of such an order does not affect the substitution.”
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO SUBSTITUTE 1
1 oppose the Motion. Dkt. 48. After reviewing the Motion and Response, Plaintiff’s Motion (Dkt.
2 47) is granted.
The Clerk is directed to substitute:
for Richard Morgan, in his official capacity;
Chief Medical Officer for Washington State Department of Corrections Gabrielle
F. Gasper, in her official capacity, for Steven Hammond, in his official capacity;
Secretary of the Department of Corrections Steve Sinclair, in his official capacity,
Kevin Bovenkamp, in his official capacity, for Rob Weber, in his official
Superintendent of Stafford Creek Corrections Center Ron Hayes, in his official
capacity, for Margaret Gilbert, in her official capacity.
The claims alleged against Defendants Morgan, Hammond, Weber, and Gilbert in their
13 individual capacities and the claims alleged against Lara Srick in her official and individual
14 capacities remain pending in this case.
Dated this 28th day of November, 2017.
David W. Christel
United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO SUBSTITUTE 2
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