UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 26, 2009
CHARLES L. JONES, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, PLAINTIFF,
BOART LONGYEAR COMPANY, A UTAH CORPORATION; RICHARD VANDERPLOEG; DOES 1 THROUGH 50, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
Presently before the Court is Defendant Boart Longyear Company's Motion to Dismiss the Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Causes of Action as against its former employee, Defendant Richard Vanderploeg, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Defendant further seeks to sever the Tenth Cause of Action for battery against Defendant Vanderploeg pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 21.
On or about February 4, 2009, Plaintiff's counsel filed a Statement of Non-Opposition to Defendant's Motion. Given that non-opposition, and good cause appearing therefor, Defendant Boart Longyear's Motion (Docket No. 11), is hereby GRANTED.*fn1 The Fourth, Fifth and Ninth Causes of Action contained in Plaintiff's Complaint, to the extent they are asserted against Defendant Vanderploeg, are dismissed. In addition, the Tenth Cause of Action against Defendant Vanderploeg is severed from the remainder of the instant action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.