Huffman v. Wilson et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting the 21 MOTION by John Doe to Dismiss Complaint Attached to 1 Notice of Removal; directing that the John Doe defendant(s) is dismissed from this action. Signed by Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. on 12/4/2013. (cc: attys; any unrepresented parties) (tmh)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-14394
C.O. WILLIAM WILSON, individually and in
his official capacity as a correctional
officer of The West Virginia Regional Jail
and Correctional Facility Authority, and
CHIEF CORRECTIONAL OFFICER LT. LARRY BUNTING,
individually and in his official capacity, and
THE WEST VIRGINIA REGIONAL JAIL AND
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AUTHORITY
an agency of the State of West Virginia, and
JOHN DOE, unknown person or persons,
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
Pending is defendant John Doe’s motion to dismiss,
filed November 8, 2013. 1
Discovery has been underway in this action since
The deadline to amend pleadings expired on
While the John Doe defendant(s) have not appeared, counsel
M. Andrew Brison has moved on their behalf for dismissal. In
the interests of expedience, and lacking any objection from
plaintiff’s counsel, Mr. Brison is deemed authorized to appear
specially in order to seek dismissal of the John Doe defendants.
September 20, 2013.
The John Doe defendant(s) have neither been
identified nor served with a summons.
Based upon these considerations, and that the
plaintiff has not opposed the relief requested, it is ORDERED
that the motion to dismiss be, and hereby is, granted.
further ORDERED that the John Doe defendant(s) be, and hereby
are, dismissed from this action.
The Clerk is directed to forward copies of this order
to all counsel of record and any unrepresented parties.
December 4, 2013
John T. Copenhaver, Jr.
United States District Judge
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