IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
June 30, 2009
ELTON BARNETT, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIS R. BARNETT, DECEASED, PLAINTIFF,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Terrence F. McVerry
Magistrate Judge Cathy Bissoon
On August 1, 2008, this case was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Cathy Bissoon for pretrial proceedings in accordance with the Magistrates Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 636(b)(l)(A) and (B), and Rules 72.1.3 and 72.1.4 of the Local Rules for Magistrates.
On May 27, 2009, the magistrate judge issued a Report (Doc. 15) recommending that Defendant United States of America's Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. 12) be granted in part and denied in part. Service of the Report and Recommendation was made on the parties, and no objections have been filed.
After a review of the pleadings and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation, the following Order is entered:
AND NOW, this 30th day of June, 2009,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED that Defendant United States of America's Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. 12) is GRANTED IN PART as to the adjustments Defendant made in connection with the seventeen gift checks and Plaintiff's subsequent claim for a tax refund relative to those gift checks and DENIED IN ALL OTHER RESPECTS as set forth in the Report and Recommendation.
The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Bissoon dated May 27, 2009 is hereby adopted as the opinion of the District Court.
Terrence F. McVerry United States District Judge
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