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Garcia v. McLean

United States District Court, N.D. West Virginia, Martinsburg

April 13, 2018

JHONNY MARCELINO NUNEZ GARCIA, Plaintiff,
v.
DIANE McLEAN, MD, Metropolitan Correctional Center, NY, NY; MICHAEL BORECKY, MD, Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, NY; BRIAN BUSCHMAN, DR, USP Allenwood; BRIAN GERSON, MS/NP-C, USP Allenwood; JODY BENNETT-MEEHAN, PA-C, USP Allenwood; B. WOOD, PA-C, USP Allenwood; ELIZABETE SANTOS, Clinical Director, USP Allenwood; AMY ARMEL, PA-C, USP Hazelton; LEIGH BIRD, PA-C, USP Hazelton; ROBERT BEAUDOUIN, MD Clinical Director, Metropolitan Correctional Center, NY, NY; A. ABOULFATCH, A MLP, Metropolitan Correctional Center, NY, NY; Y. JOAQUIN, MLP, Metropolitan Correctional Center, NY, NY; VICTOR GONZALEZ, MD, Metropolitan Correctional Center, Brooklyn, NY; JENNIFER HOLTZAPPLE, PA, USP Allenwood; TERRY O'BRIEN, Complex Warden, USP Hazelton; THOMAS O. DUVALL, PHD, LMHC, NCC Psychologist, USP Hazelton; B. FRIEND, RN Health Service Administrator, USP Hazelton; N. RAZAVI, MD, USP Hazelton; CHRISTOPHER MEYER, MPAS, PA-C, USP Hazelton; JOHN PYLES, FNP-BC, USP Hazelton; and CHARLES CRAIG, PA ALP, USP Allenwood, Defendants.

          MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

          GINA M. GROH CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.

         The above-styled matter came before the Court for consideration of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi. ECF No. 79.

         Pursuant to Rule 2 of the Local Rules of Prisoner Litigation Procedure, this action was referred to Magistrate Judge Aloi for submission of a proposed report and recommendation (“R&R”). On February 22, 2018, Magistrate Judge Aloi filed an R&R in which he recommended that this Court dismiss the Plaintiff's complaint with and without prejudice.

         Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), this Court is required to make a de novo review of those portions of the magistrate judge's findings to which objection is made. However, the Court is not required to review, under a de novo or any other standard, the factual or legal conclusions of the magistrate judge as to those portions of the findings or recommendation to which no objections are addressed. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 150 (1985). Moreover, “[w]hen a party does make objections, but these objections are so general or conclusory that they fail to direct the district court to any specific error by the magistrate judge, de novo review is unnecessary.” Green v. Rubenstein, 644 F.Supp.2d 723, 730 (S.D. W.Va. 2009) (citing Orpiano v. Johnson, 687 F.2d 44, 47 (4th Cir. 1982)). Failure to file timely objections also constitutes a waiver of de novo review and the Plaintiff's right to appeal this Court's Order. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C); Snyder v. Ridenour, 889 F.2d 1363, 1366 (4th Cir. 1989); United States v. Schronce, 727 F.2d 91, 94 (4th Cir. 1984).

         Here, objections to Magistrate Judge Aloi's R&R were due within fourteen days after the Plaintiff was served, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C) and Rule 72(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Plaintiff was served with the R&R on March 2, 2018. Accordingly, objections were due no later than March 22, 2018, after accounting for delivery time. No. objections have been filed to date. Thus, the Court will undertake a de novo review of Magistrate Judge Aloi's findings.

         Upon careful review of the record, it is the opinion of this Court that Magistrate Judge Aloi's Report and Recommendation should be, and is, hereby ADOPTED for the reasons more fully stated therein.

         Accordingly, the Plaintiffs complaint [ECF No. 1] is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE as to Claims: 5 (Buschman), 6 (Buschman), 7 (Bennett-Meehan), 11 (Bennett-Meehan), 12 (Buschman), 18 (Gerson), 22 (Craig), 26 (Meyer) and 29 (Buschman). The Plaintiffs complaint [ECF No. 1] is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE as to Claims: 1 (all defendants), 2 (McLean), 3 (Borecky), 4 (Wood), 8 (Santos), 9 (no named defendant), 10 (Armel), 13 (Wood), 14 (no named defendant), 15 (Beaudouin), 16 (Aboulfatch), 17 (Joaquin), 19 (Gonzalez), 20 (Holtzapple), 21 (O'Brien), 23 (Friend), 24 (Duvall), 25 (Razavi), 27 (Pyles) and 28 (Bird). The Defendants' Motions to Dismiss [ECF Nos. 52, 56] are GRANTED.

         The Clerk is DIRECTED to transmit copies of this Order to all counsel of record and to mail a copy to the pro se Plaintiff by certified mail, return receipt requested, to his last known address as shown on the docket sheet. The Clerk is further DIRECTED to TERMINATE the Plaintiff's Motion to Stay ...


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