Oakley v. Raemisch et al
ORDER Adopting and Affirming February 2, 2016 Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge. Defendant's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. # 29 ) is GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART as indicated in the attached Order. By Judge Christine M. Arguello on 02/26/2016. (athom, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge Christine M. Arguello
Civil Action No. 14-cv-03000-CMA-MJW
JACOB DANIEL OAKLEY,
RICK RAEMISCH, Executive Director (Individual and Official Capacities),
ORDER ADOPTING AND AFFIRMING FEBRUARY 2, 2016
RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
This matter is before the Court on the Recommendation by United States
Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe that Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss (Doc. # 29)
be granted in part and denied in part. (Doc. # 55.) The Recommendation is
incorporated herein by reference. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b).
Defendant filed a Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) and
(b)(6) on March 19, 2015. (Doc. # 29.) The Motion was thereafter referred to
Magistrate Judge Watanabe pursuant to the Order Referring Case dated December 16,
2014 (Doc. # 15) and the Memorandum dated March 30, 2015 (Doc. # 30). Plaintiff filed
a self-styled “objection” in response to the Motion on May 11, 2015. (Doc. # 41.)
Defendant thereafter replied. (Doc. # 48.) On February 2, 2016, Magistrate Judge
Watanabe issued his Recommendation that Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss be granted
in part and denied in part. (Doc. # 55.)
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. # 55 at 11.) Despite this advisement, no objections were lodged 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) (stating
that “[i]t 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”)).
The Court has reviewed all relevant pleadings concerning Defendant’s Motion to
Dismiss and the Recommendation. Based on this review, the Court concludes
that Magistrate Judge Watanabe’s thorough and comprehensive analyses and
recommendations are correct and that “there is no clear error on the face of the record.”
Fed. R. Civ. P. 72, advisory committee’s note. Therefore, the Court ADOPTS the
Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Watanabe as the findings and conclusions of
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the Recommendation of the United States
Magistrate Judge (Doc. # 55) is AFFIRMED and ADOPTED. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss (Doc. # 29) is
GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. Specifically, Count One is dismissed
insofar as it seeks compensatory or punitive damages, but survives insofar as it seeks
injunctive relief. Counts Two and Three are dismissed for failure to state a claim.
DATED: February 26, 2016
BY THE COURT:
CHRISTINE M. ARGUELLO
United States District Judge
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