Shawn Shelton v. Kimberly Richardson, et al


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: James B. Loken, Diana E. Murphy and Lavenski R. Smith (UNPUBLISHED) [4174523] [13-3717]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 13-3717 ___________________________ Shawn P. Shelton lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellant Kevin Zody lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff v. Kimberly Richardson; Jason Ratcliff; Robert Fields; Mimi Leonard; Larry Lipscomb lllllllllllllllllllll Defendants - Appellees ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines ____________ Submitted: July 3, 2014 Filed: July 14, 2014 [Unpublished] ____________ Before LOKEN, MURPHY, and SMITH, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Appellate Case: 13-3717 Page: 1 Date Filed: 07/14/2014 Entry ID: 4174523 Iowa inmate Shawn Shelton appeals the district court’s1 orders, entered in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action, dismissing one claim on initial review, denying his motions to amend his complaint, and finally granting summary judgment to defendants. Having carefully reviewed the record de novo and considered Shelton’s arguments for reversal, we conclude that the district court properly dismissed Shelton’s retaliation claim and properly granted summary judgment for defendants, for the reasons explained in the court’s thorough orders. We conclude as well that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Shelton’s motions to amend his complaint, which sought to add claims and defendants not related to the original complaint, and did not cure the defects that resulted in dismissal. Accordingly, we affirm. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ 1 The Honorable Robert W. Pratt, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa, adopting the report and recommendation of the Honorable Celeste F. Bremer, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. -2- Appellate Case: 13-3717 Page: 2 Date Filed: 07/14/2014 Entry ID: 4174523

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