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Johnson v. R.R. Donnelly Printing Co.

United States District Court, Third Circuit

November 8, 2013

BRENDA JOHNSON, Plaintiff,
v.
R.R. DONNELLY PRINTING CO., et al., Defendants.

MEMORANDUM ORDER ECF No. 36.

TERRANCE F. McVERRY, District Judge.

Plaintiff commenced this civil action by filing a Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis which was received by the Clerk of Court on August 27, 2012. The motion was granted and the Clerk then filed the Complaint on August 29, 2012. This case was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan for pretrial proceedings in accordance with the Magistrate Judges Act, 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and Local Rules of Court 72.C and 72.D.

The Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 43), filed on October 1, 2013, recommended that the Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 36) filed by Defendants R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., Amy Bereksazi, Jim Ford, Jake Zoller, Debbie Steinmetz, Cindy Massarelli, Carrie Zdobinski, and Susan Everhart[1] be granted with prejudice in part and denied in part. The Report and Recommendation recommended that Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (ECF. No. 36) the claims brought against the individual Defendants be granted with prejudice, and that said motion be denied as to Defendant R.R. Donnelley. The Report and Recommendation further recommended that the Clerk of Court be ordered to docket Plaintiff's proposed third amended complaint (ECF No. 40 at 2 & 3) and the attachments thereto (ECF No. 40-1) attached to her response to the motion to dismiss, with the instruction that the individual defendants are to be stricken from the third amended complaint and terminated as parties in this case. Service was made on all counsel of record and on Plaintiff at 7228 Thomas Blvd., Apt. 1A, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. The parties were informed that in accordance with the Magistrate Judges Act, 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and (C), and Rule 72.D.2 of the Local Rules of Court, that they had fourteen (14) days to file any objections. Plaintiff filed Objections to the Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 44) on October 11, 2013, to which Defendants filed a response (ECF No. 45) on October 14, 2013.

After review of the pleadings and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation, objections and response thereto, the following Order is entered:

AND NOW, this 8th day of November, 2013,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 36) filed by Defendants is GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. The Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 36) is GRANTED as to the individual Defendants and the Second Amended Complaint is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE as to Defendants Amy Bereksazi, Jim Ford, Jake Zoller, Debbie Steinmetz, Cindy Massarelli, Carrie Zdobinski, and Susan Everhart. The Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 36) is DENIED as to Defendant R.R. Donnelley.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall docket as Plaintiff's Third Amended Complaint the proposed third amended complaint filed at ECF No. 40, pages 2 and 3 and the attachments thereto (ECF No. 40-1).

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 43) of Chief Magistrate Judge Lenihan dated October 1, 2013, is adopted as the opinion of the Court.


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