Dobbins v. Smith et al (INMATE 1)

Filing 88

OPINION. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 6/20/2011. (wcl, )

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION WILLIAM GEOFFERY DOBBINS, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL SMITH, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:09cv174-MHT (WO) OPINION Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, plaintiff William Geoffery Dobbins, a lawsuit challenging former the state inmate, constitutionality filed of this actions taken against him by defendants Michael Smith, Robert Bryant, and J. C. Giles. court on the This lawsuit is now before the recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge that the defendants’ motions for summary judgment should be granted in all respects, except as to Dobbins’s excessive-force claim against Smith and Bryant in their individual capacities, which, according to the magistrate judge, should go to trial. There are no objections to the recommendation. After an independent and de novo review of the record, the court concludes that the magistrate judge’s recommendation should be adopted. An appropriate order will be entered. DONE, this the 20th day of June, 2011. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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