Filing 22

ORDER ADOPTING 21 Report and Recommendations and GRANTING in part and DENYING in part 11 Motion to Dismiss. Ordered by US DISTRICT JUDGE MARC THOMAS TREADWELL on 1/8/2018. (tlh)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA MACON DIVISION SHAWN JEROME KNOTT, Plaintiff, v. Warden GREGORY MCLAUGHLIN, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CASE NO. 5:17-CV-36(MTT) ORDER United States Magistrate Judge Charles H. Weigle recommends granting in part and denying in part the Defendant’s motion to dismiss (Doc. 11). Doc. 21. Specifically, the Magistrate Judge recommends allowing the Plaintiff’s RLUIPA and First Amendment claims to proceed for further factual development and denying the Defendant’s qualified immunity defense at this stage, but the Magistrate Judge also recommends limiting the Plaintiff’s monetary relief to nominal damages. Neither party has objected to the Recommendation. The Court has reviewed the Recommendation, and the Court accepts and adopts the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Magistrate Judge. The Recommendation is ADOPTED and made the order of the Court. Accordingly, the Defendant’s motion to dismiss (Doc. 11) is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part, so that the Plaintiff’s claims may proceed, but his monetary relief is limited to nominal damages. SO ORDERED, this 8th day of January, 2018. S/ Marc T. Treadwell MARC T. TREADWELL, JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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