UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
June 25, 2012
DAWN MARIE BALL,
ECKROTH, ET AL., DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Chief Judge Kane
(Magistrate Judge Carlson)
THE BACKGROUND OF THIS ORDER IS AS FOLLOWS:
On March 15, 2012, Defendants filed a motion to dismiss Plaintiff Dawn Marie Ball's complaint pursuant to Rule 12(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (Doc. No. 35.)Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson issued a Report and Recommendation on June 1, 2012, in which he recommended that this Court grant the motion to dismiss in part. (Doc. No. 50.) Plaintiff was directed to file any objections to the Report and Recommendation on or before June 18, 2012. (Id.) To date, Plaintiff has failed to raise any objections to the Report and Recommendation. The Court has reviewed Magistrate Judge Carlson's Report and Recommendation and detects no error therein.
ACCORDINGLY, on this 25th day of June 2012, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the Report and Recommendation (Doc. No. 50) is ADOPTED and Defendants' motion to dismiss (Doc. No. 35) is GRANTED IN PART AS FOLLOWS:
1. Plaintiff's Fourth Amendment claims are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to Plaintiff endeavoring to correct the defects outlined in the Report and Recommendation within twenty days of the date of this order -- failure to amend within that time will result in these claims being dismissed with prejudice;
2. Defendant's motion to dismiss is DENIED as to Plaintiff's Eighth Amendment claims; and
3. Plaintiff's request for a specified sum of liquidated damages is STRICKEN.
Yvette Kane, Chief Judge United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
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