United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
May 28, 2015
TERI SUE WILLIAMS, Plaintiff,
CITY OF TAYLOR, ET AL. Defendants.
ORDER OF DISMISSAL AS TO PLAINTIFF'S STATE LAW CLAIMS
Nancy G. Edmunds, United States District Judge
Plaintiff Teri Williams filed suit against Defendants City of Taylor and various officers employed by the municipality. The Complaint alleges violations of the United States Constitution and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Additionally, there is one state law claim for assault and battery.
Seeing as the parties to this matter are non-diverse, this Court declines to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the latter claims so as to avoid jury confusion. See 28 U.S.C. § 1367(c); Moor v. County of Alameda, 411 U.S. 693, 716 (U.S. 1973); Padilla v. City of Saginaw, 867 F.Supp. 1309 (E.D. Mich. 1994). Thus, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1367(c), all of Plaintiff's claims based on state law, including all claims found in Count III are hereby DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. This Court will retain jurisdiction over Plaintiff's federal claims only.