IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
April 5, 2010
ALFRED CLAGGETT, JR., PLAINTIFF
BENJAMIN A. FRANTZ, DEFENDANT
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 5th day of April, 2010, upon consideration of defendant's motion (Doc. 5) for partial judgment on the pleadings, wherein defendant seeks judgment in his favor on plaintiff's state-law claim for assault and battery, and it appearing that plaintiff "agrees that the state claims should be dismissed," (see attachment at Ex. A*fn1 ), and that state officials and employees are immune from liability for assault and battery claims arising under state tort law, see 1 PA. CONS. STAT. § 2310, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. Defendant's motion (Doc. 5) for partial judgment on the pleadings is GRANTED with respect to count one of plaintiff's complaint (Doc. 1-3). See FED. R. CIV. P. 12(c).
2. The Clerk of Court is directed to defer the entry of judgment on this claim in favor of defendant and against plaintiff until the resolution of all claims.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge