Toledano v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Company et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 20 Report and Recommendations; granting 11 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Plaintiff's claims based on bad faith are dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on June 6, 2014. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 4:12-CV-4135
SHELTER MUTUAL INSURANCE
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed April 10, 2014 by the Honorable
Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. (ECF No.
20). Judge Bryant recommends that Defendant’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (ECF No.
11) be granted. Plaintiff has filed objections to the Report and Recommendation. (ECF No. 21).
Defendant has filed a response. (ECF No. 22). After reviewing the record de novo, the Court adopts
Judge Bryant’s Report and Recommendation as its own.
Plaintiff makes two objections which he claims are based on “mistakes of fact” in the Report
After reviewing the alleged “mistakes” and accepting Plaintiff’s
interpretation of the facts as true, the Court believes that the analysis in the Report and
Recommendation remains sound. There is no basis for Plaintiff’s claim of bad faith. Furthermore,
while Plaintiff refers to “mistakes of fact” by Judge Bryant, Plaintiff’s objections are actually based
on new facts and details that were not before Judge Bryant. As Defendant points out, Plaintiff may
not present new facts and arguments in his objections that were not before the magistrate. Ridenour
v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharms., Inc., 679 F.3d 1062, 1067 (8th Cir.2012)
The Court overrules Plaintiff’s objections and adopts Judge Bryant’s Report and
Recommendation (ECF No. 20). For the reasons stated herein and above, as well as those contained
in the Report and Recommendation, Defendant’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (ECF No.
11) should be and hereby is GRANTED. Plaintiff’s claims based on bad faith are DISMISSED
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 6th day of June, 2014.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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