IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
August 16, 2006
KEVIN SIGGERS, PLAINTIFF,
JOHN LAMANNA, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sean J. McLaughlin United States District Judge
This civil rights action was received by the Clerk of Court on October 28, 2003, and was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter for report and recommendation in accordance with the Magistrates Act, 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and Rules 72.1.3 and 72.1.4 of the Local Rules for Magistrates.
The Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation [Doc. No. 53], filed on July 24, 2006, recommended that Defendants' motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, motion for summary judgment [Doc. No. 46] be granted in part and denied in part. The parties were allowed ten (10) days from the date of service to file objections. Service was made on Plaintiff by certified mail and on Defendants. Objections were filed by Defendants on August 7, 2006 [Doc. 54]. After de novo review of the motion and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation and the objections thereto, the following order is entered:
AND NOW, this 16th day of August, 2006;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Defendants' motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, motion for summary judgment [Doc. No. 46] is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Specifically, Defendants' motion with respect to Plaintiff's FTCA claim against the United States is GRANTED and such claim is dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction based upon Plaintiff's failure to exhaust his administrative remedies; and Defendants' motion is DENIED with respect to Plaintiff's Eighth Amendment claim against the individual Defendants.
The Report and Recommendation [Doc. No. 53] of Magistrate Judge Baxter, filed on July 24, 2006, is adopted as the opinion of the Court.
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