Mosier v. Attorney General of Texas
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS for 5 Report and Recommendations; denying 2 Motion for Service. Plaintiff's Complaint 1 is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on January 30, 2015. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
WENDELL JAY MOSIER
Case No. 4:14-cv-04148
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed November 17, 2014, by the
Honorable Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas.
(ECF No. 5). Judge Bryant recommends that Plaintiff’s Complaint (ECF No. 1) be dismissed with
prejudice and the Plaintiff’s Motion for Service (ECF No. 1) be denied. The Plaintiff has filed a
document entitled “Amendment to Original Complaint.” (ECF No. 6). The Court interprets this
document to be the Plaintiff’s objections to the Report and Recommendation.
Judge Bryant recommended that this in forma pauperis action be dismissed pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2) because it (1) cannot proceed because another federal court has determined that
subject-matter jurisdiction over the action does not exist, and (2) the statute under which suit is
brought does not have a private right of action.
Plaintiff objects to Judge Bryant’s recommended finding that the case cannot proceed
because another federal court has determined that there is no subject-matter jurisdiction over the suit.
The Eighth Circuit has determined that preclusion principles apply to the question of subject matter
jurisdiction. Ginters v. Frazier, 614 F.3d 822, 825 (8th Cir. 2010). The Court understands
Plaintiff’s objections to be that the effect of certain intervening events is that preclusion principles
do not apply. While the intervening events may change the facts before the Court, the underlying
subject-matter jurisdiction question has not changed. Therefore, preclusion applies to bar this Court
from reconsidering the issue.
The Plaintiff makes no objections to Judge Bryant’s conclusion that no private right of action
exists for Plaintiff to bring a claim. Plaintiff lacks a private right of action to bring this claim under
42 U.S.C. § 666 because that provision provides only “the requirements of statutorily prescribed
procedures to improve effectiveness of child support enforcement.”
Accordingly, the Court adopts the Report and Recommendation. Plaintiff’s Complaint (ECF
No. 1) is hereby DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE and the Plaintiff’s Motion for Service (ECF No.
1) is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 30th day of January, 2015.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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