IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
August 25, 2010
PAUL V. AMBROSE, PLAINTIFF,
TRAIN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION, EASTERN DIVISION - T.C.A., DEFENDANTS/THIRD PARTY PLAINTIFFS,
KRAUSE PUBLICATIONS AND DAVID DOYLE, THIRD PARTY DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Arthur J. Schwab United States District Judge
MEMORANDUM ORDER ADOPTING SPECIAL MASTER'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION (DOC. NO. 169) and GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO ADOPT THE SPECIAL MASTER'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION (DOC. NO. 170)
Before the Court is a Motion to Adopt the Special Master's Report and Recommendation filed by Plaintiff, Paul Ambrose. The Court will adopt said Report and Recommendation for the reasons set forth below, and will enter an appropriate Order on this pending motion.
On January 28, 2010, pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 53, this Court appointed Special Master Lisa Silverman*fn1 to resolve and decide a Renewed Motion for Attorney Fees (doc no. 147) filed by Third Party Defendant, Krause Publications, Inc. See doc no. 162. Special Master Silverman filed her Report and Recommendation (doc. no. 169) on July 29, 2010. Any objections to the Report and Recommendation were due within twenty-one (21) days after the filing of the Report and Recommendation. As of this date, there are no objections pending before this Court relating to the Report and Recommendation of the Special Master. On August 15, 2010, Plaintiff filed a Motion requesting this Court adopt the Special Master's Report and Recommendation. Doc. no. 170.
After conducting an independent and detailed review of Third Party Defendant, Krause Publication, Inc.'s, Renewed Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses and its brief in support of same (doc nos. 147-148), the Briefs in Opposition thereto filed by Plaintiff, Paul Ambrose, and Defendant/Third Party Plaintiff, Train Collectors Association, Eastern Division - T.C.A., (doc. nos. 153-154), and the Reply Brief filed by Third Party Defendant, Krause, as well as the Report and Recommendation, and hearing no objection to the Report and Recommendation, it is hereby ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of Special Master Silverman (doc. no. 169), is ADOPTED, without revision or modification, by the Court, and the pending Renewed Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses (doc no. 147) is DENIED.
SO ORDERED, this 25th day of August, 2010.