IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
November 24, 2010
STEVEN A. WICKS, CAROLINE WICKS, WILLIAM BLAIR AND GEORGE BIDLESPACHER, PLAINTIFFS
DUDLEY ANDERSON, KENNETH BROWN, LYCOMING COUNTY, KEVIN WAY, WILLIAM BURD, AND DANIEL MATHERS, DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 24th day of November, 2010, upon consideration of the report of United States Magistrate Judge William T. Prince (Doc. 47), recommending that defendants' motions to dismiss (Docs. 33, 34) be granted, and, following an independent review of the record and noting that plaintiffs Steven Wicks, Caroline Wicks, William Blair and George Bidlespacher filed objections*fn1 to the report on November 8, 2010 (Doc. 50), and the court finding Judge Prince's analysis to be thorough and well-reasoned, and the court finding plaintiffs' objections to be without merit and squarely addressed by Judge Prince's report (Doc. 47), it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The report of Magistrate Judge Prince (Doc. 47) is ADOPTED.
2. Defendants' motions to dismiss (Docs. 33, 34) are GRANTED.
3. Plaintiffs' amended complaint is DISMISSED, with the exception of the claim in Count III against Daniel Mathers.
4. Plaintiffs shall effect service on Defendant Mathers within thirty (30) days or their complaint against him will be dismissed.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge