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Dorise v. Cummings

March 19, 2010

NORMAN DORISE, PLAINTIFF,
v.
ELLA BULLEA CUMMINGS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Marianne O. Battani

ORDER AFFIRMING JANUARY 29, 2010 ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT

Before the Court are Plaintiff Norman Dorise's Objections to the Magistrate Judge's order denying his request for leave to file an amended complaint (Doc. No. 55). The Court has reviewed the pleadings and finds oral argument will not aid in the resolution of this motion. See E. D. Mich. LR 7.1(e)(2). For the reasons that follow, the Court AFFIRMS the Magistrate Judge's order.

According to Plaintiff, he complied with the Magistrate Judge's earlier order to file his amended complaint no later than February 2, 2010. He filed his complaint on January 25, 2010. The Court agrees that the amended complaint was filed in compliance with the order. The confusion arises because when Plaintiff submitted his amended complaint, he also included a second motion for leave to file an amended complaint. That motion merely duplicates the motion previously granted. See Doc. Nos. 46, 52. Consequently, the Magistrate Judge denied the motion as moot.

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) the Court may "reconsider any pretrial matter under this subparagraph (A) where it has been shown that the magistrate's order is clearly erroneous or contrary to law."

Despite Plaintiff's Objection, it is clear that Plaintiff's "second" request to amend his complaint is identical to his first motion seeking leave to amend his complaint. Therefore, his second motion is moot.

In sum, the Amended Complaint, filed January 25, 2010, is the operative pleading.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

MARIANNE O. BATTANI UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

20100319

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