56 F3d 68 Juranek v. Farm Credit Bank of Omaha

Donald L. JURANEK; Joan M. Juranek, in Propria Persona Sui
Juris, Appellants,
FARM CREDIT BANK OF OMAHA, formerly known as Federal Land
Bank; Jim Kirk, doing business as Farm Credit Bank,
formerly known as Federal Land Bank; Siffring Farms, Inc.,
and its Bonding/Insurance Company; Duane Siffring, doing
business as Siffring Farms, Inc.; Unknown Does, 1 through
99, Appellees.

No. 94-2770

United States Court of Appeals,
Eighth Circuit.

Submitted: May 5, 1995
Filed: May 11, 1995

56 F.3d 68
NOTICE: Eighth Circuit Rule 28A(k) governs citation of unpublished opinions and provides that no party may cite an opinion not intended for publication unless the cases are related by identity between the parties or the causes of action.

Before FAGG, MAGILL, and BEAM, Circuit Judges.


view counter

Donald and Joan Juranek appeal from the district court's1 order dismissing their complaint. They brought an "action of ejectment" against the mortgagee of their property and the buyer of the property after foreclosure. We believe the district court properly treated the action as a 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983 complaint, although the nature of the rights defendants allegedly violated is not entirely clear. We agree with the district court that there is no indication defendants acted under color of state law, and thus we conclude dismissal of the complaint was warranted. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6); Bell v. Stigers, 937 F.2d 1340, 1342 (8th Cir. 1991) (state action is required element of Sec. 1983 claim).


Accordingly, we affirm.


The Honorable Richard G. Kopf, United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska, adopting the report and recommendation of the Honorable David L. Piester, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Nebraska