Steel v. Viscofan USA, Inc. et al

Filing 20

OPINION AND ORDER directing that: (1) the 19 Report and Recommendation of the magistrate judge is adopted; (2) plf's 8 Motion to Remand is denied; this case is referred back to the magistrate judge for further proceedings. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 12/1/17. (djy, )

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION KAWAYNE STEEL, Plaintiff, v. VISCOFAN USA, INC., et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:17cv349-MHT (WO) OPINION AND ORDER Plaintiff filed this case in state court asserting claims for worker’s compensation and products liability stemming from a serious workplace injury. After the state court severed the worker’s compensation claim and the products-liability claims into two separate cases, defendants removed federal court. the products-liability case to The case is now before the court on the recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge that plaintiff’s motion to remand be denied. no objections to the recommendation. There are Because plaintiff has not objected, and after an independent and de novo review of the record, the court concludes that the magistrate judge’s recommendation should be adopted. *** Accordingly, it is ORDERED that: (1) The recommendation of the magistrate judge (doc. no. 19) is adopted. (2) Plaintiff’s motion to remand (doc. no. 8) is denied. This case is referred back to the magistrate judge for further proceedings. DONE, this the 1st day of December, 2017. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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