Johnson v. Boyd et al (INMATE 2)
ORDERED as follows: 1) That the Plf's 37 Objection be and the same is hereby denied; 2) That the 31 Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge be and the same is hereby ADOPTED; 3) That the dfts' 10 Motion for Summary Judgment be and is hereby GRANTED; and 4) That this case be and is hereby DISMISSED with prejudice. Signed by Chief Judge William Keith Watkins on 8/5/2011. (wcl, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
DEMARQUEIS WAYNE JOHNSON,
AIS # 178713,
LOUIS BOYD, et al.,
) CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:09cv1117-ID
On May 26, 2011, the Magistrate Judge filed a Recommendation in this case. (Doc. #
31). The Magistrate set July 11, 2011 as the final day for the Plaintiff to file objections to the
Recommendation. The Court received an objection on July 15, 2011. However, the objection
was dated July 11, 2011 by the Plaintiff and so the Court will consider it timely filed.1
The Court has conducted a de novo review of the portions of the Recommendation to
which the Plaintiff objects. After a de novo review of the file in this case and upon
consideration of the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, it is
ORDERED as follows:
That the Plaintiff’s objection, (Doc. #37), be and the same is hereby denied;
That the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, (Doc. #31), be and the same
Under Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266, 270-75 (1988) and its progeny, unless
there is evidence to the contrary, the date an inmate signs his filings controls as the date
of delivery to prison officials and thus, the date of filing. See Garvey v. Vaughn, 993 F.3d
776 (11th Cir. 1993) (extending Houston to pro se prisoner complaints in § 1983 cases);
Washington v. United States, 243 F.3d 1299, 1301 (11th Cir. 2001).
is hereby ADOPTED;
That the defendants’ motion for summary judgment (Doc. # 10) be and is hereby
That this case be and is hereby DISMISSED with prejudice.
Done this the 5th day of August, 2011.
/s/ W. Keith Watkins
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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