United States District Court, M.D. Tennessee, Nashville Division
August 20, 2014
Julius SUMMERROW, Plaintiff,
CHATTANOOGA BOILER AND TANK, et al., Defendants.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
JOHN S. BRYANT, Magistrate Judge.
Individual Defendants Tom Schull and Mike McMinn have filed their motion to dismiss Plaintiff's age discrimination claims against them for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted (Docket Entry No. 21). As grounds, these individual Defendants assert that, as a matter of law, there is no personal liability for Schull or McMinn because they do not qualify as Plaintiff's "employer" under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
On November 6, 2013, the parties jointly filed an agreed stipulation of dismissal of the complaint against individual Defendants Schull and McMinn only, on the grounds that Chattanooga Boiler and Tank was Plaintiff's employer at all times material to this case, and therefore that Chattanooga Boiler and Tank is the appropriate Defendant in this matter (Docket Entry No. 27).
Based on this stipulation of the parties, the undersigned Magistrate Judge finds that the motion to dismiss Defendants Schull and McMinn (Docket Entry No. 21) should be GRANTED and that the complaint against these two Defendants only should be dismissed.
For the reasons stated above, the undersigned recommends that the Motion to Dismiss Defendants Schull and McMinn be GRANTED and that the complaint against them be dismissed with prejudice.
Under Rule 72(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, any party has 14 days from receipt of this Report and Recommendation in which to file any written objections to this Recommendation with the District Court. Any party opposing said objections shall have 14 days from receipt of any objections filed in this Report in which to file any responses to said objections. Failure to file specific objections within 14 days of receipt of this Report and Recommendation can constitute a waiver of further appeal of this Recommendation. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 106 S.Ct. 466, 88 L.Ed.2d 435 (1985), Reh'g denied, 474 U.S. 1111 (1986).