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Excerpt: ismissal with prejudice pursuant to Rule 25(a)(1), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (F.R.C.P.). Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(a)(1). This Motion is supported by the following Memorandum of Points 22 23 24 25 26 and Authorities. ... ... Case 2:03-cv-00212-SMM Document 59 Filed 12/16/2005 Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES On September 1
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David J. Damron 004185 Julie D. Blumenreich 019303 Sanders & Parks, P.C. 3030 North Third Street, Suite 1300 Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone: (602) 532-5763 Fax: (602) 230-5028 Attorneys for Defendants IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA

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LAW OFFICES SANDERS & PARKS, P.C. 1300 ABACUS TOWERS 3030 NORTH THIRD STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85012-3099 TELEPHONE (602) 532-5600 FACSIMILE (602) 532-5700

Kenneth Brian Denzine, Plaintiff, vs. City of Phoenix, a municipal corporation; and Police Officer Timo Louis, individually and in his official capacity, Defendants. ___________________________________

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NO. CIV 03 0212 PHX SMM

DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS PURSUANT TO RULE 25(a)(1)

STATUS HEARING: Monday, December 19, 2005, 11:00 a.m.

Defendants City of Phoenix and Officer Timo Louis move for dismissal with prejudice pursuant to Rule 25(a)(1), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (F.R.C.P.). Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(a)(1). This Motion is supported by the following Memorandum of Points

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MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES On September 13, 2005, Defendants filed a Suggestion of Death upon Record pursuant to F.R.C.P. 25(a)(1) suggesting that the only Plaintiff in this matter, Kenneth

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Brian Denzine, is deceased. Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(a)(1). A hearing was promptly set for September 27, 2005 at which time Plaintiff's counsel, Sabinus Megwa, provided the Court with a copy of a Certificate of Death verifying that Kenneth Brian Denzine died on August 4, 2005.

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LAW OFFICES SANDERS & PARKS, P.C. 1300 ABACUS TOWERS 3030 NORTH THIRD STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85012-3099 TELEPHONE (602) 532-5600 FACSIMILE (602) 532-5700

Pursuant to F.R.C.P. 25(a)(1) any party wishing to substitute in as the Plaintiff in this matter would be required to file a Motion for Substitution within 90 days of the filing of the Suggestion of Death; otherwise the action must be dismissed as to the deceased party. Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(a)(1). The prescribed 90 day period expired on

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December 12, 2005. Following the hearing on September 27, 2005, Plaintiff's counsel indicated that he would know within 10 days whether a Motion for Substitution would be filed. The letter, attached to this Motion, was sent to Plaintiff's counsel on October 11, 2005 and memorializes that conversation. As of the date of this filing, there has been no Motion for Substitution filed and no response to the October 11, 2005 letter or other information provided indicating whether there will be a Motion for Substitution filed. At the September 27, 2005 status hearing on this matter, the Court set another status hearing for Monday, December 19, 2005 to determine whether this matter will proceed. The time period to request substitution has passed, and the deceased party, -2Case 2:03-cv-00212-SMM Document 59 Filed 12/16/2005 Page 2 of 4

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Mr. Denzine, was the only Plaintiff in this matter. Therefore, if a proper Motion for Substitution is not presented in writing, or orally, at or before the time set for the hearing on December 19, 2005, Defendants respectfully request this Court issue an

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Order dismissing this case with prejudice.

DATED this 16th day of

December

, 2005.

SANDERS & PARKS, P.C.
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LAW OFFICES SANDERS & PARKS, P.C. 1300 ABACUS TOWERS 3030 NORTH THIRD STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85012-3099 TELEPHONE (602) 532-5600 FACSIMILE (602) 532-5700

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By

/s/ Julie D. Blumenreich David J. Damron Julie D. Blumenreich 3030 N. Third Street, #1300 Phoenix, AZ 85012 Attorneys for Defendants

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LAW OFFICES SANDERS & PARKS, P.C. 1300 ABACUS TOWERS 3030 NORTH THIRD STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85012-3099 TELEPHONE (602) 532-5600 FACSIMILE (602) 532-5700

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on December 16, 2005 , I served the attached document by United States Mail on the following if they are not registered participants of the CM/ECF Systems: Sabinus A. Megwa, Esq. The Megwa Law Office 6811 S. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85042

/s/ Julie D. Blumenreich Julie D. Blumenreich, Esq.

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