IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
November 30, 2011
KENNETH L. VONEIDA
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA; GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT; ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM RYAN JR.; AND PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE COMMISSIONER FRANK NOONAN DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 30th of November, 2011, upon consideration of the report and recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Andrew Smyser (Doc. 9), recommending that the court order plaintiff Kenneth L. Voneida ("Voneida") to effect service upon the defendants, and following an independent review of the record and noting that Voneida filed objections*fn1 to the report on November 1, 2011 (Doc. 10), and the court finding Judge Smyser's analysis to be thorough and well-reasoned, and the court finding defendant's objections to be without merit and squarely addressed by Judge Smyser's report, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The report and recommendation of the magistrate judge (Doc. 9) are ADOPTED.
2. Voneida is directed to effect service upon the defendants in the manner provided by Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure within thirty (30) days of entry of this order. Failure to comply with this order will result in dismissal of the above-captioned case with prejudice.
3. The above-captioned matter is REMANDED to the magistrate judge for further proceedings.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge