IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
March 14, 2007
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. 76], filed on February 23, 2007, recommended that Defendants' motion for summary judgment, or in the alternative, motion to dismiss [Doc. No. 68] be granted. 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 Plaintiff on March 5, 2007 [Doc. No. 77]. After de novo review of the motion and documents in the case, the Report and Recommendation and the objections thereto, and after consideration of the issues raised in the Oral Argument held on March 9, 2007 and the testimony at a Hearing on the issue of spoilation held before this Court on March 12, 2007, the following order is entered:
AND NOW, this 14th day of March, 2007;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Defendants' motion to for summary judgment, or in the alternative, motion to dismiss [Doc. No. 68] is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Judgment is entered in favor of the Defendants and against the Plaintiff.
The Report and Recommendation [Doc. No. 116] of Magistrate Judge Baxter, filed on February 23, 2007, is adopted as the opinion of the Court.
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