Gibson v. West Virginia State Police et al
ROSEBORO NOTICE: re #36 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by B. Kerling, Chad Robinette, J. Hudson, #30 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by West Virginia University Police Department, Eric Veach. Within 30 days from the date of this Order, the pro se party shall file any opposition to the motion. Signed by Chief Judge Gina M. Groh on 3/21/17. (njz) copy mailed to pro se pla via cert. return rec't mail (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/22/2017: #1 Certified Mail Return Receipt) (njz).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:16-CV-147
TROOPER JOHN DROPPLEMAN, in his
Official and individual capacity as the Lead
Supervisor, TROOPER WISNER, in his official
and individual capacity as the Senior Officer
on the scene, TROOPER TRAVELPIECE, in
his official and individual capacity as the
investigating officer, LARRY VIRTS, JR., in his
official and individual capacity as a Sheriff
Deputy of Mineral County, ERIC VEACH, in
his official and individual capacity as a West
Virginia University Police Officer, DEPUTY
FRANKS and SAVILLE, in their official and
individual capacity as Deputies of the Mineral
County Sheriff Department, JEFFERY
CONNELLEY, in his official and individual
Capacity as the Mineral County Process
Server for the Sheriff’s Department,
OTHER UNKNOWN LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS AND SUPERVISORS WHO
PARTICIPATED IN THE RAID OF PLAINTIFF’S
APARTMENT ON OCTOBER 23, 2014,
in their individual and official capacities,
CAPTAIN RJ WINGLER, OFFICER CHAD
ROBINETTE, J. HUDSON, and CHIEF B. KERLING,
On February 23, 2017, Defendant Eric Veach filed a motion to dismiss [ECF No.
30] the pro se Plaintiff=s complaint pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6)
and other grounds for dismissal. On March 7, 2017, three more of the above-named
Defendants, Brian Kerling, Chad Robinette and Jon Hudson, did the same [ECF No. 36].
The Court notes that the Plaintiff is proceeding pro se.
The Court has a
mandatory duty to advise the Plaintiff of his right to file responsive material, and to alert
him to the fact that his failure to so respond might result in the entry of an order of
dismissal against him.
Davis v. Zahradrich, 600 F.2d 458, 460 (4th Cir. 1979) (per
curiam); Roseboro v. Garrison, 528 F.2d 309, 310 (4th Cir. 1975) (per curiam). The
Plaintiff is so advised.
In ruling on a motion to dismiss under Rule 12(b)(6), the Court must accept as true
all well-pleaded material factual allegations. Advanced Health-Care Servs. v. Radford
Cmty. Hosp., 910 F.2d 139, 143 (4th Cir. 1990). However, the complaint must state a
Aplausible claim for relief.@ Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 679 (2009); see also Bell Atl.
Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 570 (2007). In determining whether a claim for relief is
plausible, a court must examine the factual allegations presented to determine if they are
sufficient Ato raise a right to relief above the speculative level.@ Twombly, 550 U.S. at
Within thirty (30) days of entry of this Order, the Plaintiff shall file any opposition
explaining why this case should not be dismissed. The Plaintiff is further advised that he
must serve the Defendants with any response that he files.
The Clerk is DIRECTED to transmit copies of this Notice to all counsel of record
herein and to send a copy by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the pro se Plaintiff.
DATED: March 21, 2017
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