IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
March 26, 2008
JACKIE HAM, PLAINTIFF,
UNITED STATES, DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge McVerry Magistrate Judge Caiazza
This prisoner civil rights suit filed by a federal prisoner was commenced on March 1, 2007, 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 February 28, 2008, recommended that the Motion to Dismiss or for Summary Judgment filed by the United States (Doc. 14) be granted. It was further recommended that the Plaintiff's Motion to Join Additional Defendant (Doc. 22), and the Plaintiff's Motion to File an Amended Complaint (Doc. 24), be denied. The Plaintiff's Reply to the Motion was received on February 29, 2008, and has been considered by the undersigned. The parties were allowed ten days from the date of service to file objections. Objections were due on March 17, 2008, and the Plaintiff's Objections were filed on March 19, 2008.
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 26th day of March, 2008,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Motion to Dismiss or for Summary Judgment filed by the United States (Doc. 14) is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Plaintiff's Motion to Join Additional Defendant (Doc. 22), and the Plaintiff's Motion to File an Amended Complaint (Doc. 24), are DENIED.
The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Caiazza, (Doc. 29), dated February 28, 2008, is adopted as the opinion of the court.
Terrence F. McVerry U.S. District Court Judge
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