Carroll v. Horne (JOINT ASSIGN)(MAG+)

Filing 24

OPINION. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 7/10/18. (djy, )

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION JOHN CARROLL, Plaintiff, v. MATT HORNE, in his official and individual capacities, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:17cv565-MHT (WO) OPINION Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, plaintiff filed this lawsuit asserting that defendant violated plaintiff’s rights to free speech and equal protection by suing plaintiff in state court for defamation. This lawsuit is now before the court on the recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge that defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s case be granted. objections to the recommendation. There are no After an independent and de novo review of the record, the court concludes that the magistrate judge’s recommendation should be adopted. An appropriate judgment will be entered. DONE, this the 10th day of July, 2018. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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