Blankenship v. Bates et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge L Scott Coogler on 07/01/2013. (MSN)
2013 Jul-01 AM 10:44
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
PAUL THOMAS BLANKENSHIP,
Dr. JOHNNY E. BATES, et al.
Case No. 5:11-cv-03875-LSC-JHE
MEMORANDUM OF OPINION
The magistrate judge filed a report on June 7, 2013, recommending that the defendants'
special report be treated as a motion for summary judgment and, as such, that the motion be granted
and this action dismissed with prejudice. No objections have been filed by any party.
Having carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the court file, including
the report and recommendation, the Court is of the opinion that the magistrate judge's report is due
to be and hereby is ADOPTED and his recommendation is ACCEPTED. The Court EXPRESSLY
FINDS that there are no genuine issues of material fact and that the defendants are entitled to
judgment as a matter of law. Accordingly, defendants' motion for summary judgment is due to be
GRANTED and this action is due to be DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. A Final Judgment will
Done this 1st day of July 2013.
L. Scott Coogler
United States District Judge
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