Richard Malloy, Appellant v. 689

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United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Richard Malloy, Appellant v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, Appellees

No. 16-7092

Decided: January 31, 2017

BEFORE: Brown and Pillard, Circuit Judges, and Ginsburg, Senior Circuit Judge


Upon consideration of appellant's brief and the supplement thereto; the motion for summary affirmance and the response thereto; the motion to remand; and the response to the October 19, 2016 order to show cause, it is

ORDERED that the order to show cause be discharged. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that the motion for remand be denied and the motion for summary affirmance be granted. The merits of the parties' positions are so clear as to warrant summary action. See Taxpayers Watchdog, Inc. v. Stanley, 819 F.2d 294, 297 (D.C. Cir. 1987) (per curiam). Appellant's “hybrid § 301/fair representation claims” against appellees were subject to a six-month statute of limitations. See Del Costello v. Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters, 462 U.S. 151, 169, 171-72 (1983). The district court correctly determined those claims were not filed until appellant paid the court filing fee and his complaint was entered on the civil docket, which was well after the six-month period had expired. Appellant's other civil and criminal claims were properly dismissed because there was no legal theory on which any of the relief sought could be granted. See Baker v. Director, U.S. Parole Commission, 916 F.2d 725, 726 (D.C. Cir. 1990) (per curiam) (Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal whenever “the plaintiff cannot possibly win relief”).

Pursuant to D.C. Circuit Rule 36, this disposition will not be published. The Clerk is directed to withhold issuance of the mandate herein until seven days after resolution of any timely petition for rehearing or petition for rehearing en banc. See Fed. R. App. P. 41(b); D.C. Cir. Rule 41.


Mark J. Langer, Clerk

Robert J. Cavello Deputy Clerk

Per Curiam

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