IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
January 24, 2013
PERRY APSLEY, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
THE BOEING COMPANY AND SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Karen M. Humphreys United States Magistrate Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the court on defendants' motion to sever the remaining individual ADEA disparate treatment claims of the pro se plaintiffs into nine separate actions. (Doc. 453). No response in opposition has been filed; therefore, the motion is uncontested pursuant to D. Kan. Rule 7.4. Equally important, Boeing asserts that the circumstances concerning each pro se plaintiff's remaining claims turn on individualized factual determinations and that their claims should be severed and addressed separately. Under the circumstances, defendants have shown good cause for severing the nine pro se plaintiffs' remaining individual claims and the motion shall be GRANTED.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that defendants' motion to sever the pro se plaintiffs' remaining individual ADEA claims (Doc. 453) is GRANTED. The Clerk shall assign new docket numbers to the individual lawsuits of James Bowmaker, Henry Butler, David Clay, Throma Dyas, Sharon James, Warren Pyles, Darlene Rozar, James Walker, and Roy Wells and copy the operative complaint and answers (Docs. 241 and 244) into those dockets.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that James Bowmaker, Henry Butler, David Clay, Throma Dyas, Sharon James, Warren Pyles, Darlene Rozar, James Walker, and Roy Wells shall file amended complaints using their respective new case numbers by February 25, 2013. No additional filing fee is required in connection with the severance of their claims and assignment of new case numbers.*fn1 Failure to file an amended complaint by February 25, 2013 may result in the dismissal of the pro se plaintiff's individual lawsuit without further notice.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Karen M. Humphreys