United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
July 23, 2015
JAMES CULPEPPER AND FRANCHELE ADAMS, Plaintiffs,
DETROIT POLICE OFFICER HAROLD ROCHON, ET AL. Defendants.
ORDER OF DISMISSAL AS TO PLAINTIFFS' STATE LAW CLAIM
Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds United States District Judge
Plaintiffs James Culpepper and Franchele Adams filed suit against a number of Detroit Police Officers alleging violations of the United States Constitution and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Additionally, Plaintiffs have asserted one count of gross negligence under Michigan state law.
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 Plaintiffs' claims based on state law, including Count II, are hereby DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. This Court will retain jurisdiction over Plaintiffs' federal claims only.