Brandt v. Yehia

Filing 50

ORDER Accepting Magistrate Judge's Recommendation. The Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty 49 is ACCEPTED. Defendant's Motion to Dismiss 36 is GRANTED. Plaintiff's Complaint 1 is DISMISSED. This case is closed, by Chief Judge Philip A. Brimmer on 11/17/20.(sgrim)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Chief Judge Philip A. Brimmer Civil Action No. 20-cv-00614-PAB-MEH ERIC BRANDT, Plaintiff, v. A YEHIA, Lakewood police officer in his individual capacity, Defendant. _____________________________________________________________________ ORDER ACCEPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S RECOMMENDATION _____________________________________________________________________ This matter is before the Court on the Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on October 26, 2020 [Docket No. 49]. The Recommendation states that objections to the Recommendation must be filed within fourteen days after its service on the parties. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C). The Recommendation was served on October 26, 2020. No party has objected to the Recommendation. In the absence of an objection, the district court may review a magistrate judge’s recommendation under any standard it deems appropriate. See Summers v. Utah, 927 F.2d 1165, 1167 (10th Cir. 1991); see also 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.”). In this matter, the Court has reviewed the Recommendation to satisfy itself that there is “no clear error on the face of the record.”1 Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b), Advisory Committee Notes. Based on this review, the Court has concluded that the Recommendation is a correct application of the facts and the law. Accordingly, it is ORDERED as follows: 1. The Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty [Docket No. 49] is ACCEPTED; 2. Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss [Docket No. 36] is GRANTED; 3. Plaintiff’s Complaint [Docket No. 1] is DISMISSED; and 4. This case is closed. DATED November 17, 2020. BY THE COURT: ____________________________ PHILIP A. BRIMMER Chief United States District Judge 1This standard of review is something less than a “clearly erroneous or contrary to law” standard of review, Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a), which in turn is less than a de novo review. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b).

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