United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania
ARTHUR J. SCHWAB, District Judge.
The Complaint in the above captioned case was received by the Clerk of Court and 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. 58), filed on December 11, 2013, recommended that the Motions to Dismiss (ECF Nos. 50 & 52) filed by Defendants be granted, as Plaintiffs Second Amended Complaint set forth causes of action which, on its face, still failed to state a cognizable claim under the claims alleged and were clearly time barred. It further concluded that any opportunity to amend would be futile, as it did not appear, given the facts ofrecord, that Plaintiff could make out any non-time-barred claim. The Report and Recommendation also recommended that, in accordance with the law regarding sua sponte dismissal of in forma pauperis and facially time-barred claims, the Court dismiss this action against the remaining Defendant, Jack Shaw.
Service was made on all counsel of record. 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. An extension was requested and granted by text Order of December 16, 2013. Objections were filed to the Report and Recommendation by Plaintiff on January 15, 2014 (ECF No. 63); neither Objections nor Response were filed by any Defendant. The time for any further filing has expired.
Accordingly, after review of the pleadings and documents in the case, including the Report and Recommendation and Plaintiffs Objections thereto, the following Order is entered:
AND NOW, this 30th day of January, 2014.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Motions to Dismiss (ECF Nos. 50 & 52) filed by Defendants are GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that for reasons set forth in the Report and Recommendation, the remaining Defendant, Jack Shaw, be dismissed sua sponte.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the December 11, 2013 Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 58) of Chief Magistrate Judge Lenihan is ...