Thurston v. Stringari, et al
ORDER adopting 37 Report and Recommendations. It is further ORDERED that the Complaint be DIMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE as against defendant Whittaker for failure to prosecute. by Judge R. Brooke Jackson on 2/19/14.(rbjcd, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge R. Brooke Jackson
Civil Action No. 13-cv-01038-RBJ-BNB
DONALD S. THURSTON,
SGT. STRINGARI, C.D.O.C. Officer,
CPT. RODNEY ACHEN, D.D.O.C. Officer,
CHARLES J. SCHOEPHOERSTER, PA, Clinical Services,
R. WOODCOCK, RN, Clinical Services,
E. WHITTAKER, RN, Clinical Services,
ROY HAVEN, Provider, Clinical Services, and
UNKNOWN CLINICAL SERVICES STAFF in Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility,
This matter is before the Court on the December 2, 2013 Recommendation by Magistrate
Judge Boyd N. Boland [Doc. #37] that Mr. Thurston’s Complaint be dismissed without prejudice
as against defendant Whittaker for failure to prosecute under D.C.COLO.LCivR 41.1. The
Recommendation is incorporated herein by reference. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B), Fed. R.
Civ. P. 72(b).
The Recommendation advised the parties that specific written objections were due within
fourteen (14) days after being served with a copy of the Recommendation. [Doc. #37 at 2, n.1].
Despite this advisement, no objections to Magistrate Judge Boyd’s Recommendation were filed
by either party. “In the absence of timely objection, the district court may review a magistrate . .
. [judge’s] report under any standard it deems appropriate.” Summers v. Utah, 927 F.2d 1165,
1167 (10th Cir. 1991) (citing Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 150 (1985) (“It does not appear that
Congress intended to require district court review of a magistrate's factual or legal conclusions,
under a de novo or any other standard, when neither party objects to those findings.”)).
On September 25, 2013, Judge Boland ordered Mr. Thurston to show cause on or before
October 24, 2013 why the Complaint should not be dismissed as against defendant Whittaker for
failure to prosecute. [Doc. #27]. In the show cause order, Judge Boland warned Mr. Thurston
that if no such showing was made, he would enter a recommendation that the action be dismissed
as against defendant Whittaker. Id. at 2. Mr. Thurston failed to respond to the show cause order,
leading Judge Boland to issue his Recommendation. Mr. Thurston then failed to object to Judge
Boland’s Recommendation. Based on the foregoing reasons, the Court ADOPTS the
Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Boland.
It is ordered that the Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge [Doc. # 37]
be AFFIRMED and ADOPTED. It is further ORDERED that the Complaint be DIMISSED
WITHOUT PREJUDICE as against defendant Whittaker for failure to prosecute.
DATED this 19th day of February, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
R. Brooke Jackson
United States District Judge
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