628 Fed.Appx. 727 (11th Cir. 2016), 14-13927, Peterson v. Wong

Docket Nº:14-13927
Citation:628 Fed.Appx. 727
Opinion Judge:PER CURIAM:
Party Name:TYRONE J. PETERSON, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. HANK WONG, et al., Respondents-Appellees
Attorney:TYRONE JEROME PETERSON, Plaintiff - Appellant, Pro se, ORLANDO, FL. For HANK WONG, TIMOTHY KUZMAN, RICHARD RUTH, ANTHONY KIRBY, Defendants - Appellees: Austin Moore, City of Orlando, ORLANDO, FL.
Judge Panel:Before WILSON, WILLIAM PRYOR and ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:January 06, 2016
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
 
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628 Fed.Appx. 727 (11th Cir. 2016)

TYRONE J. PETERSON, Plaintiff-Appellant,

v.

HANK WONG, et al., Respondents-Appellees

No. 14-13927

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

January 6, 2016

DO NOT PUBLISH. (See Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 32.1)

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. D.C. Docket No. 6:10-cv-00521-ORL-DAB.

TYRONE JEROME PETERSON, Plaintiff - Appellant, Pro se, ORLANDO, FL.

For HANK WONG, TIMOTHY KUZMAN, RICHARD RUTH, ANTHONY KIRBY, Defendants - Appellees: Austin Moore, City of Orlando, ORLANDO, FL.

Before WILSON, WILLIAM PRYOR and ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judges.

OPINION

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PER CURIAM:

Tyrone Jerome Peterson appeals the denial of his motion for relief from the judgment against his complaint that Hank Wong and other officers of the Orlando Police Department violated his civil rights. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 60(b). Peterson argued that he was unfairly denied his right to a jury trial. We affirm.

The district court did not abuse its discretion by denying Peterson's motion for relief from the judgment. " The right of trial by jury as declared by the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution . . . is preserved to the parties inviolate," Fed.R.Civ.P. 38(a), but that right is waived " unless its demand is properly served and filed," Fed.R.Civ.P. 38(d), within 14 days after the defendants serve their answer, Fed.R.Civ.P. 38(b). Peterson failed to demand a jury trial in his pro se complaint or his amended complaint. He later agreed to proceed without a jury by appearing at his bench trial and by failing to object. See Southland Reship, Inc. v. Flegel, 534 F.2d 639, 645 (5th Cir. 1976). Peterson...

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