McCall v. Crosswaite et al (MAG+)

Plaintiff: Harry L. McCall
Defendant: Bobby Bright, W. G. Crosswaite and Arthur Baylor
Case Number: 2:2007cv00870
Filed: September 28, 2007
Court: Alabama Middle District Court
Office: Montgomery Office
County: Montgomery
Referring Judge: Charles S. Coody
Presiding Judge: William Keith Watkins
Nature of Suit: Civil Rights: Other
Cause of Action: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Jury Demanded By: None

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December 23, 2008 60 Opinion or Order of the Court ORDERED as follows: (1) the 56 Recommendation is REJECTED and defendants' 57 objections are SUSTAINED with respect to McCall's 1983 claim against Officer Crosthwait in his individual capacity for use of excessive force. Defendants' ; 46 motion for summary judgment is therefore granted with respect to that claim; (2) there being no objections to the recommendation on the excessive force claims against defendant Mayor Bobby Bright and Chief of Police Arthur Baylor, and upon an independent review of the record, the 56 recommendation that the defendants' 46 motion for summary judgment be granted is ADOPTED and the 46 motion is granted, with respect to those claims; (3) having dismissed the federal claims, the cour t declines to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the state-law claims. The 56 recommendation is therefore REJECTED with respect to the state-law claims, and they are dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. The clerk of court is directed to close this case. Signed by Honorable William Keith Watkins on 12/23/08. (sl, )
October 21, 2008 56 Opinion or Order of the Court RECOMMENDATION of the Magistrate Judge as follows: (1) to the extent the plaintiff claims that Officer Crosthwaite used excessive force against him in the Montgomery Municipal Jail in violation of the Fourth Amendment, the 46 motion for summary jud gment be denied; (2) to the extent the plaintiff sues the defendants in their official capacities with respect to the state law battery claim, the 46 motion is due to be granted; (3) to the extent the plaintiff sues the defendants in their individu al capacities with respect to the state law battery claim, the 46 motion is due to be denied; (4) the 46 motion for summary judgment with respect to the remaining claims against the defendants be granted; (5) the excessive force claim against Officer Crosthwaite and the state law battery claim against Officer Crosthwaite, Bright and Baylor be set for a jury trial. Objections to R&R due by 11/3/2008. Signed by Honorable Charles S. Coody on 10/21/08. (sl, )

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