Blatz v. Blatz et al (MAG+)
OPINION. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 10/12/12. (djy, )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION
TERRI L. BLATZ, etc.,
CHRISTOPHER FRANCEN BLATZ,
CIVIL ACTION NO.
Plaintiff filed this lawsuit asserting claims arising
out of a divorce proceeding and a custody dispute. This
lawsuit is now before the court on the recommendation of
the United States Magistrate Judge that plaintiff’s case
be dismissed without prejudice.
Also before the court are
plaintiff’s objections to the recommendation.
independent and de novo review of the record, the court
concludes that plaintiff’s objections should be overruled
and the magistrate judge’s recommendation adopted.
challenging: it is rambling and often incomprehensible.
Nevertheless, the court agrees with the magistrate judge
that the four requirements for the Rooker-Feldman doctrine
apply, see Sophocleus v. Alabama Dept. of Transp., 605
F. Supp.2d 1209, 1217 (M.D. Ala. 2009) (Thompson, J.) (“In
short, the alpha and omega for the doctrine is that the
case must be ‘[(1)] brought by state-court losers [(2)]
complaining of injuries caused by state-court judgments
commenced and [(4)] inviting district court review and
rejection of those judgments.’”) (quoting Exxon Mobile
Corp. v. Saudi Basic Indus. Corp., 544 U.S. 280, 284
The court also
believes that res judicata applies here.
F. Supp. 2d at 1218.
Finally, there are a number of other
barriers to plaintiff’s claims: for example, the defendant
judges and state entities are entitled to immunity, and
constitute ‘state action.’
An appropriate judgment will be entered.
DONE, this the 12th day of October, 2012.
/s/ Myron H. Thompson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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