ALLEN v. COUNTY OF SONOMA

Case No. 4:17-CV-00448-YGR.

JOHNNY VANCE ALLEN, Plaintiff, v. COUNTY OF SONOMA, a governmental entity; SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, a governmental entity; KYLE PETERSON, a person; TRENT HARDEMAN, a person; LAWRENCE MATELLI, a person; and TWENTY UNKNOWN AGENTS OF THE COUNTY OF SONOMA AND/OR SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, Defendants.

United States District Court, N.D. California.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Cause: 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Civil Rights Act
Nature of Suit: 440 Civil Rights: Other
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Johnny Vance Allen, Plaintiff, represented by Jeffrey Rex Grady , Smith Dollar PC.

County of Sonoma, Defendant, represented by Kara Ann Abelson , Sonoma County Counsel's Office.

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Defendant, represented by Kara Ann Abelson , Sonoma County Counsel's Office.

Kyle Peterson, Defendant, represented by Kara Ann Abelson , Sonoma County Counsel's Office.

Trent Hardeman, Defendant, represented by Kara Ann Abelson , Sonoma County Counsel's Office.

Lawrence Matelli, Defendant, represented by Kara Ann Abelson , Sonoma County Counsel's Office.


ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO DISMISS AND DENYING TO MOTION TO STRIKE

YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS, District Judge.

The County of Sonoma, Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Kyle Peterson, Trent Hardeman and Lawrence Matelli (collectively "defendants") filed their Motion to Dismiss on March 30, 2017. (Dkt. No. 16.) Plaintiff Allen filed his responsive brief on April 13, 2017. (Dkt. No. 17.) Defendants filed their reply in support of the motion to dismiss on April 20, 2017. (Dkt. No. 20.) Defendants further requested that plaintiff's allegations regarding violation of equal protection be stricken. The matter came on for hearing on May 16, 2017.

Having carefully considered the pleadings and the papers submitted on this motion, and the hearing held on May 16, 2017, for the reasons stated on the record on May 16, 2017, the Court GRANTS defendant's motion to dismiss. Plaintiff is granted leave to amend and shall file an amended complaint by June 30, 2017. Defendants' motion to strike is DENIED as moot.

This Order terminates Dkt. No. 16.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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