LEE v. EPPS

Cause No. 1:15cv203-LG-RHW.

DENNIS O'NEAL LEE, Plaintiff, v. CHRISTOPHER EPPS, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, S.D. Mississippi, Southern Division.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Cause: 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Prisoner Civil Rights
Nature of Suit: 555 Prisoner Petitions - Prison
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Dennis O'Neal Lee, Plaintiff, Pro Se.

Christopher Epps, Defendant, Pro Se.

Marshal Turner, Defendant, represented by Benny McCalip May , MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

Jacqueline Leverette, Defendant, represented by Benny McCalip May , MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

Thomas Byrd, Defendant, represented by Benny McCalip May , MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

Gloria Perry, Defendant, represented by Benny McCalip May , MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

Centurion, Defendant, represented by Erin D. Saltaformaggio , BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS, LLP, Michael J. Bentley , BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS, LLP & Michael C. Williams , BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS, LLP.

Jacqueline Banks, Defendant, represented by Benny McCalip May , MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

Marshall Fisher, Defendant, represented by Benny McCalip May , MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

Ronald King, Defendant, represented by Benny McCalip May , MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.


ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS OF FACT AND RECOMMENDATION AND DENYING MOTION TO DISMISS FILED BY CENTURION

LOUIS GUIROLA, Jr., Chief District Judge.

This cause comes before the Court on the [76] Proposed Findings of Fact and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker. Plaintiff Dennis O'Neal Lee is a prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis. He brought this action against multiple defendants pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging violations of his constitutional rights. Defendant Centurion, the medical care services provider at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution, moved to dismiss any claim(s) against it. After an omnibus hearing, Magistrate Judge Walker recommended that the Court deny Centurion's [58] Motion to Dismiss.

Defendant Centurion has not timely objected to any aspect of the Magistrate Judge's Findings of Fact Recommendation. Where no party has objected to the Magistrate Judge's Recommendation, the Court need not conduct a de novo review of it. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) ("A judge of the court shall make a de novo determination of those portions of the report or specified proposed findings and recommendations to which objection is made."). In such cases, the Court need only review the Recommendation and determine whether it is either clearly erroneous or contrary to law. See, e.g., United States v. Wilson, 864 F.2d 1219, 1221 (5th Cir. 1989).

Having conducted the required review, the Court is of the opinion that Magistrate Judge Walker's Recommendation is neither clearly erroneous nor contrary to law. Accordingly, the Court finds that the [76] Findings and Fact and Recommendation should be adopted as the opinion of this Court.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the [76] Findings of Fact and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker should be, and hereby is, adopted as the opinion of this Court.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the [58] Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendant Centurion is DENIED.

SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED.


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