IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
March 14, 2007
RONALD A. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF,
SHARON SEBEK, ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN; ED RENDELL, GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA; DANIEL P. BURNS; BEN E. ANSELL; LT. W. LEGGETT; I. TURCO, CORRECTION OFFICERS; CAPTAIN GRAINEY, RESTRICTED HOUSING UNIT CAPTAIN; PRISON HEALTH SERVICES, INC.; AMERICA SERVICE GROUP, INC.; CATHERINE MCVEY, BUREAU OF HEALTH SERVICES, INC.; MORRIS HARPER, M.D.; STANLEY FALOR, M.D.; FRED R. MAUE, M.D.; MICHAEL CATALANO, CHAIRMAN OF PRISON HEALTH SERVICES, INC., CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF AMERICA SERVICES GROUP; JEFFREY BEARD, SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS; STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE AT GREENE-PROGRAM REVIEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS; THOMAS JACKSON, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT; JOHN DOE I & II; INDIVIDUALLY AND IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: District Judge Arthur J. Schwab
The above captioned case was initiated on August 26, 2005 by the filing of a Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (doc. no. 1) accompanied by a Complaint. It was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan for pretrial proceedings in accordance with the Magistrate Judges Act, 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and Rules 72.1.3 and 72.1.4 of the Local Rules for Magistrate Judges.
The Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (doc. no. 53), filed on February 21, 2007, recommended that the Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Strike Plaintiff's Amended Complaint filed by Defendants Falor, Harper, Prison Health Services, Inc., America Service Group, Inc., and Catalano (doc. no. 35) be denied. All parties were served and advised they were allowed ten (10) days from the date of service to file written objections to the Report and Recommendation. No objections have been filed. After review of the pleadings and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation, the following order is entered:
AND NOW, this 14th day of March, 2007;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Strike Plaintiff's Amended Complaint filed by Defendants Falor, Harper, Prison Health Services, Inc., America Service Group, Inc., and Catalano (doc. no. 35) is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation (doc. no. 53) of Magistrate Judge Lenihan, dated February 21, 2007, is adopted as the Opinion of the Court.
Arthur J. Schwab United States District Judge
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