October 18, 2013
ARTHUR L. HAIRSTON, Plaintiff,
HARLEY LAPPIN, et al., Defendants.
JOHN E. JONES, III, District Judge.
AND NOW, this 18th day of October, 2013, upon consideration of the report and recommendation of Chief United States Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson (Doc. 146), recommending that Defendants' motion for summary judgment (Doc. 107) be granted and all other pending motions (Docs. 135, 137, 139, 144) be denied as moot, and, after an independent review of the record, and noting that Plaintiff filed objections (Docs. 148) to the report on September 18, 2013, and that Defendants filed a response (Doc. 149) on October 2, 2013, to which the Plaintiff filed a reply (Docs. 150 and 151) on October 10, 2013, and the Court finding Judge Carlson's analysis to be thorough, well-reasoned, and fully supported by the record, and the Court further finding the Plaintiff's objections to be without merit and squarely addressed by Judge Carlson's report, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The Report and Recommendation of Chief Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson (Doc. 146) is ADOPTED in its entirety.
2. Defendants' motion for summary judgment (Doc. 107) is GRANTED.
3. Plaintiff's pending miscellaneous motions (Docs. 135, 137, 139, 144) are DENIED AS MOOT.
4. The Clerk of Court shall CLOSE the file on this case.