IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
June 5, 2009
ANASTASIOS [TOMMY] KALOMIRIS, PLAINTIFF
THE MONROE COUNTY SYNDICATE, ELMER D. CHRISTINE, JR., DEBBY YORK, JENNIFER FORD, JENNA FIORENTINO, JODI HAZEN, CHARLES HAZEN, KERRY KNAPP, JACKIE WENTZEL, ROBERT CUVO JR., KARRI DODSON, MICHAEL R. MUTH, MARK MATTHEWS, WILLIAM KOEHLER, ROBERT LAUDENSLAGER, RICHARD H. SALTER, III, MARTHA MILLER, JOSEPH MILLER, JEFF KNITTER, ROBIN CONSTENBADEN, LINDA WALLACH MILLER, CHRISTOPHER J. O'DONNELL, AND GEORGE WARDEN DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 5th day of June, 2009, upon consideration of the report of the magistrate judge (Doc. 62), to which no objections were filed, recommending that the claims against defendants Charles and Jodi Hazen be dismissed, and that the claims against defendants Debby York, Michael R. Muth, Linda Wallach Miller, Elmer D. Christine, Jr., Mark Matthews, and Christopher J. O'Donnell (hereinafter collectively "the judicial defendants") likewise be dismissed, and following an independent review of the record, it appearing that the plaintiff has failed to serve defendants Charles and Jodi Hazen in a manner consistent with Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that the court instructed plaintiff to show good cause on or before April 30, 2009 why the claims against them should not be dismissed, and that, as of the date of this order, he has failed to either show cause or to serve the defendants properly, see FED. R. CIV. P 4(m),*fn1 and it further appearing that the claims against the judicial defendants were previously dismissed without leave to amend, and that the law of the case doctrine precludes plaintiff from relitigating previously decided issues in subsequent stages of the same case, In re Cont'l Airlines, Inc., 279 F.3d 226, 232 (3d Cir. 2002), it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The report and recommendation of the magistrate judge (Doc. 62) is ADOPTED.
2. The claims against defendants Charles Hazen and Jodi Hazen are DISMISSED. See FED. R. CIV. P. 4(M)
3. The claims against the judicial defendants are likewise DISMISSED. See In re Cont'l Airlines, Inc. 279 F.3d at 232.
4. The above-captioned case is REMANDED to the magistrate judge for further proceedings.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge