IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
June 5, 2012
DENNIS SHIPMAN, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
ALDO GELSO, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: (judge Caputo)
(MAGISTRATE JUDGE SMYSER)
In a November 15, 2011 Order, I adopted in part and rejected in part Magistrate Judge Smyser's Report and Recommendation and held that Plaintiffs pleaded a viable negligence claim against the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission ("PHRC") Defendants.*fn1 In a subsequent Report and Recommendation, which is currently pending before the Court, Magistrate Judge Smyser recommended that the negligence claim be dismissed as to Aldo and Gnu Gelso, but recommended denying the Gelsos' Motion to Dismiss in all other respects. No party has objected to the Report and Recommendation and, upon reviewing it for clear error, it will be adopted.
Instead, the pro se Plaintiffs have filed a Request for Clarification (Doc. 23), which in particular seeks assurance that their negligence claim against the PHRC Defendants withstood Magistrate Judge Smyser's most recent Report and Recommendation. In response, the Court confirms that, following the entry of the following order, Plaintiffs' negligence claim against the PHRC Defendants*fn2 still stands, and is the only claim pending against those Defendants. As to the Gelsos, Plaintiffs' claims solely under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq., and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, 43 P.S. § 955, will be allowed to proceed.
An appropriate order follows.
A. Richard Caputo United States District Judge