Adams v. United States Department of LABOR/OSHA et al
ORDER ADOPTING 18 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS in its entirety and granting 10 Motion to Dismiss plaintiff's APA claim and plaintiff's claims brought under APA are dismissed; further denying 13 plaintiff's Motion for injunctive relief and this Order does not affect the pendency of plaintiff's claims under the FOIA. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on January 25, 2012. (rw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
DALE B. ADAMS
Case No. 3:11-CV-03043
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
LABOR/OSHA; and HILDA SOLIS,
United States Secretary of Labor
Currently before the Court is the Report and Recommendations (Doc. 18) filed in this case
on November 8, 2011, by the Honorable James R. Marschewski, Chief United States Magistrate
Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. Also before the Court are Plaintiff’s Objections (Doc.
The Court has reviewed this case and, being well and sufficiently advised, finds as follows:
Plaintiff’s objections are lengthy but largely nonresponsive or irrelevant as to the legal findings made
by the Magistrate Judge and set forth in the Report and Recommendations. The Report and
Recommendations rightly set forth the law that Plaintiff cannot pursue his claim in this case under
the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) at the
same time, nor can Plaintiff assert a new claim under the Patriot Act through a motion in this action
where there is no viable connection between the injury claimed in the motion and the conduct
asserted in Plaintiff’s Complaint. Plaintiff’s objections offer neither law nor fact requiring departure
from the Report and Recommendations. The Report and Recommendation (Doc. 18) is proper and
should be and hereby is ADOPTED IN ITS ENTIRETY. Accordingly, for the reasons stated in
the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendations, IT IS ORDERED that Defendants’ Motion
to Dismiss Plaintiff’s APA claim (Doc. 10) is GRANTED, and Plaintiff’s claims brought under the
APA are DISMISSED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Injunctive Relief (Doc. 13) is
This Order does not affect the pendency of Plaintiff’s claims under the FOIA.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 25th day of January, 2012.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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