IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
August 6, 2007
STONEY LEE SCHAEFFER, PLAINTIFF,
HARRY E. WILSON, FACILITY SUPERINTENDENT; TIMOTHY CROSS, STATE POLICE SUPERVISOR; NANCY D. VERNON, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Arthur J. Schwab
Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan
The above captioned case was initiated by the filing of a Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (doc. no. 1) on June 18, 2007, and 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. 5), filed on July 9, 2007, recommended that Plaintiff's Complaint be dismissed because it was filed outside the two-year limitations period. Plaintiff was served with the Report and Recommendation at SCI-Forest and was advised that he was allowed until July 26, 2007 to file written objections. No objections have been filed. After 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 6th day of August, 2007;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's Complaint is DISMISSED because it was filed outside the two-year limitations period.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation (doc. no. 5) of Magistrate Judge Lenihan dated July 9, 2007, is adopted as the opinion of the court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court mark this case CLOSED.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 4(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Plaintiff has thirty (30) days to file a notice of appeal as provided by Rule 3 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Arthur J. Schwab United States District Judge
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