IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
May 31, 2011
EQUITABLE GAS COMPANY, ET AL., DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
ORDER AND NOW, this 31st day of May, 2011, upon consideration of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Blewitt (Doc. 5), recommending that the Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Doc. 1) be dismissed, and, following an independent review of the record and noting that plaintiff filed objections*fn1 to the report on April 4, 2011 (Doc. 6), and the court finding Judge Blewitt's analysis to be thorough and well-reasoned, and the court finding plaintiff's objections to be without merit and squarely addressed by Judge Blewitt's report, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The Report and Recommendation of the magistrate judge (Doc. 5) are ADOPTED.
2. The Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Doc. 1) is DISMISSED.
3. The Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. 2) is GRANTED solely for the purpose of filing this action.
4. The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge