Campbell v. Watson et al

Filing 48

ORDER ADOPTING 47 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS in its entirety; granting in part and denying in part 41 Motion for Summary Judgment as set forth. All claims against Sheriff Jason Watson are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on January 30, 2017. (lw) Modified on 1/30/2017 (to add textlw).

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS HOT SPRINGS DIVISION STEVEN J. CAMPBELL v. PLAINTIFF No. 6:14-CV-06135 JASON WATSON, Sheriff; LARRY CAIN, Jail Administrator, Clark County Detention Center; JAMES LANGLEY; and BEN CHANDLER DEFENDANTS ORDER The Court has received a report and recommendations (Doc. 47) from Chief United States Magistrate Judge Barry A. Bryant. No objections have been filed and the deadline to file objections has passed. The Magistrate Judge recommends the Court grant in part and deny in part Defendants’ motion (Doc. 41) for summary judgment. The Magistrate recommends that Plaintiff’s official capacity claims and his claims against Defendant Jason Watson be dismissed with prejudice. The Magistrate further recommends that Plaintiff’s claim for denial of medical care against Defendants Ben Chandler, James Langley, and Larry Cain remain pending. After careful review, the Court finds that the Magistrate’s report contains no clear error and that the report and recommendations should be, and hereby is ADOPTED IN ITS ENTIRETY. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Defendants motion for summary judgment (Doc. 41) is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. The motion is GRANTED IN PART insofar as Plaintiff’s official capacity claims and his claims against Sheriff Jason Watson in his individual capacity are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. The motion is otherwise DENIED insofar as Plaintiff’s claims for denial of medical care remain pending against the remaining Defendants in their individual capacities. 1 IT IS SO ORDERED this 30th day of January, 2017. /s/P. K. Holmes, III P.K. HOLMES, III CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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