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Gaona v. Dickens

United States District Court, Fifth Circuit

January 13, 2014

MIGUEL ANGEL GAONA
v.
CAPTAIN PATRICK D. DICKENS, et al.

MEMORANDUM ORDER OVERRULING OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

RON CLARK, District Judge.

Plaintiff, Miguel Angel Gaona, a state prisoner formerly confined at the Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this civil rights action against the following defendants: Captain Patrick D. Dickens, Major Joe Smith, Theresa L. Ferris, Lieutenant Raymond W. Newberry, and Warden T. Simmons.[1]

The court referred this matter to the Honorable Keith Giblin, United States Magistrate Judge, at Beaumont, Texas, for consideration pursuant to applicable laws and orders of this court. The Magistrate Judge recommends the claims against Warden T. Simmons be dismissed for failure to state a claim and as frivolous pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1915(e)(2).

The court has received and considered the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge filed pursuant to such referral, along with the record, and pleadings. Plaintiff filed objections to the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation. This requires a de novo review of the objections in relation to the pleadings and applicable law. See FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b).

Based on plaintiff's objections, it would appear it is plaintiff's belief that the Magistrate Judge is recommending the entire civil rights action be dismissed and plaintiff objects to the dismissal of the entire suit. The Magistrate Judge, however, recommended only that the claims against Warden T. Simmons be dismissed. Plaintiff makes no substantive objection to this recommendation. As such, the court finds the objections lacking in merit.

ORDER

Accordingly, the objections of petitioner are OVERRULED. The findings of fact and conclusions of law of the Magistrate Judge are correct and the report of the Magistrate Judge is ADOPTED. A partial judgment will be entered in this ...


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