IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
February 5, 2007
DOUGLAS TUCKER, PLAINTIFF,
WILLIAM S. STICKMAN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge McVerry
Magistrate Judge Caiazza
This prisoner civil rights suit was commenced on December 17, 2004, with the filing of petition to proceed in forma pauperis, and was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Francis X. Caiazza for pretrial proceedings 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, filed on January 8, 2007, recommended that the Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment be granted, and that the Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment be denied. A copy of the Report and Recommendation was sent to the Plaintiff by First Class United States Mail to SCI Graterford. The parties were allowed ten days from the date of service to file objections. Objections were due on January 24, 2007. No objections have been filed.
After de novo review of the pleadings and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation and the objections thereto, the following order is entered:
AND NOW, this 5th day of February, 2007, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. 44) is GRANTED, and that the Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. 51) is DENIED. The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Caiazza, (Doc. 54), dated January 8, 2007, is adopted as the opinion of the court.
Terrence F. McVerry U.S. District Court Judge
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