IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
June 14, 2011
MARK WHALING, PLAINTIFF,
ERIE COUNTY PRISON, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sean J. McLAUGHLIN United States District Judge
Plaintiff's original civil rights complaint was received by the Clerk of Court on July 24, 2008 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. On March 27, 2009, Plaintiff filed his First Amended Complaint. Counsel was subsequently appointed to represent Plaintiff and, on March 22, 2011, Plaintiff filed a Second Amended Complaint . On April 8, 2011, the Defendants filed a motion to dismiss Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint  to the extent the complaint attempts to resurrect claims previously disposed of by this Court or otherwise appears to contradict the Amended Memorandum Judgment Order previously entered by this Court on February 4, 2010 .
The Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, filed on May 27, 2011 , recommends that the Defendants' [Partial] Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint  be granted. Plaintiff was allowed fourteen (14) days from the date of service in which to file objections. Service was made electronically on counsel for all parties. To date, no objections to the Report and Recommendation have been filed. After de novo review of the complaint and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation, the following order is entered:
AND NOW, this 14th Day of June, 2011;
IT IS ORDERED that the Defendants' [Partial] Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint  be, and hereby is, GRANTED.
The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Baxter, filed on May 27, 2011 , is adopted as the opinion of this Court.
Sean J. McLaughlin
cm: All counsel of record U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter
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