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A.L. v. Value Behavioral Health

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


March 12, 2010

A.L., BY HIS GRANDMOTHER AND NATURAL GUARDIAN SUZANNE L., A.N., C.N., J.N., AND J.N., BY THEIR PARENT AND NATURAL GUARDIAN, JENNIFER N., S.C., CHILD OF AMY C., INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, AND ASSOCIATES IN COUNSELING AND CHILD GUIDANCE, INC., PLAINTIFFS,
v.
VALUE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, INC., VALUE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC., VALUE OPTIONS, INC., NORTHWEST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP, INC., SOUTHWEST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP, INC., ESTELLE RICHMAN, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE, AND MERCER COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COMMISSION, INC., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sean J. McLaughlin United States District Judge

MEMORANDUM ORDER

This civil action was received by the Clerk of Court on May 18, 2009, and was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter for report and recommendation 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 [Doc. No. 135], filed on February 24, 2010, recommended that the Plaintiffs' motion to certify class [Doc. No. 56] be dismissed without prejudice. The parties were allowed ten (10) days from the date of service to file objections. No objections were filed. After de novo review of the motion and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation, the following order is entered:

AND NOW, this 12th day of March, 2010;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Plaintiffs' motion to certify class [Doc. No. 56] is DISMISSED without prejudice.

The Report and Recommendation [Doc. No. 135] of Magistrate Judge Baxter, filed on February 24, 2010, is adopted as the opinion of the Court.

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