Dancer v. Stovall et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 36 Report and Recommendations; granting 21 Motion for Summary Judgment. This case is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on May 2, 2012. (cap)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
DOUGLAS M. DANCER
CASE NO. 4:11-CV-04041
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed February 29, 2012 by the
Honorable Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas.
(ECF No. 36). Judge Bryant has examined the Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF
No. 21), and the Plaintiff’s Response. (ECF No. 35). Judge Bryant recommends granting the
Defendant’s Motion. The Plaintiff has filed an objection. (ECF No. 37). After conducting a de
novo review of the record, the Court adopts Judge Bryant’s Report and Recommendation as its
The Plaintiff filed suit against the Defendant, Nurse Brown, for violating 42 U.S.C. §
1983 by denying him medical care while he was incarcerated at the Miller County Detention
Center in Texarkana. The Plaintiff had dental and optical problems, and while he received
treatment for those problems, he found that treatment insufficiently immediate and insufficiently
effective. Judge Bryant recommends granting the Defendant’s Motion because, viewing the facts
in the light most favorable to the Plaintiff, the Defendant did not deny the Plaintiff medical care
in violation of § 1983.
The Plaintiff objects based on “Rule 12 Defenses and Objections.” The entirety of the
Plaintiff’s objection is: “I would like the Court to file a motion on my behalf to object to R&R
filed by Nurse Brown. [new paragraph] Reason Rule 12 Defenses and Objections [new
paragraph] Therefore I’m objecting to Nurse Brown report and recommendation.” (ECF No. 37,
at 1). He attached to his objection the text of 28 U.S.C. § 636, the statutory summary of
magistrate-court jurisdiction and powers. The Plaintiff’s objection does not directly respond to
Judge Bryant’s recommendation, or specifically address any findings in it. Therefore, the Court
finds the objection unpersuasive.
Accordingly, the Court adopts Judge Bryant’s Report and Recommendation (ECF No.
36) in its entirety. The Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 21) should be and
hereby is GRANTED. This case is therefore DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 2nd day of May, 2012.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Hon. Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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