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17-070 - Johnson v. Conley et al


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17-070 - Johnson v. Conley et al
April 14, 2017
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INITIAL REVIEW ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached ruling, the Court enters the following orders: (1) The claims against defendants in their official capacities are DISMISSED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b)(2). All claims against Commissioner Semple and PREA Director McNeil, as well as plaintiff's PREA and conspiracy claims are DISMISSED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b)(1). The First Amendment retaliation claims will proceed against defendants Shepard, Spruil, Hebert, Lawrence, Hussain, Colon, Acus, Brown, and Maldonado in their individual capacities. The Eighth Amendment deliberate indifference to safety claims will proceed against defendants Conley, Zawistowski, Monroe, Beecher, Dzurenda, Rinaldi, Maldonado, Colon, Hussain, Brown, Shepard, Spruil, Hebert, Acus, and Lawrence in their individual capacities. The Eighth Amendment excessive force claims will proceed against defendants Colon, Acus, Brown, and Lawrence in their individual capacities. The Fourteenth Amendment bodily privacy claims will proceed against defendants Conley, Zawistowski, Monroe, Beecher, Hussain, and Dzurenda in their individual capacities. The Court's ruling on these issues is without prejudice to the right of any defendant to challenge the legal adequacy of plaintiff's pleadings. (2) Within twenty-one (21) days of this Order, the Clerk shall ascertain from the Department of Correction Office of Legal Affairs the current work addresses for Commissioner Dzurenda, Deputy Commissioner Monica Rinaldi, Warden Maldonado, Captain Colon, Correctional Enterprises of Connecticut Supervisor Zawistowski, Correctional Enterprises of Connecticut Supervisor Hussain, Correctional Enterprises of Connecticut Supervisor Beecher, Industries Manager Ray Monroe, Lieutenant Brown, Lieutenant Jamie Shepard, Lieutenant Seneca Spruil, Lieutenant David Hebert, Correctional Officer Conley, Correctional Officer Acus, and Counselor Mia Lawrence. The Clerk shall mail a waiver of service of process request packet to each defendant in his or her individual capacity at his or her current work address. On the thirty-fifth (35th) day after mailing, the Clerk shall report to the court on the status of the request. If any defendant fails to return the waiver request, the Clerk shall make arrangements for in-person service by the U.S. Marshals Service. (3) Defendants shall file their response to the complaint, either an answer or motion to dismiss, within sixty (60) days from the date the notice of lawsuit and waiver of service of summons forms are mailed to him. If defendants choose to file an answer, they shall admit or deny the allegations and respond to the cognizable claims recited above. They may also include any and all additional defenses permitted by the Federal Rules.(4) Discovery, pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26 through 37, shall be completed within six months (180 days) from the date of this order. Discovery requests need not be filed with the Court.(5) All motions for summary judgment shall be filed within seven months (210 days) from the date of this order. (6) The Clerk shall send a courtesy copy of the Complaint and this Order to the Connecticut Attorney General and the Department of Correction Legal Affairs Unit. (7) Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 7(a), a nonmoving party must respond to a dispositive motion within twenty-one (21) days of the date the motion was filed. If no response is filed, or the response is not timely, the dispositive motion can be granted absent objection. (8) If plaintiff changes his address at any time during the litigation of this case, Local Court Rule 83.1(c)(2) provides that plaintiff MUST notify the court. Failure to do so can result in the dismissal of the case. Plaintiff must give notice of a new address even if he is incarcerated. Plaintiff should write PLEASE NOTE MY NEW ADDRESS on the notice. It is not enough to just put the new address on a letter without indicating that it is a new address. If plaintiff has more than one pending case, he should indicate all of the case numbers in the notification of change of address. Plaintiff should also notify defendants or counsel for defendants of his new address. (9) Plaintiff shall utilize the Prisoner Efiling Program when filing documents with the court. It is so ordered. Signed by Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer on 4/14/2017.(Levenson, C.)
September 5, 2018
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ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. For the reasons set forth in the attached ruling, defendants' motion for summary judgment (Doc. #38) is GRANTED. Plaintiff's motion for hearing (Doc. #45) and motion to appoint counsel (Doc. #51) are DENIED as moot. The Clerk of Court shall close this case. It is so ordered.Signed by Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer on 09/05/2018. (Rubin, N.)