Wymore v. Nail et al

Filing 54

WITHDRAWN ORDER denying 39 Motion for Summary Judgment; denying 47 Motion for Summary Judgment; and declining to adopt 53 Report and Recommendations. Defendants may reurge their motion for summary judgment by 2/4/2017 if it is substantially similar to the motion now denied by the Court. Signed by Judge Elizabeth E Foote on 1/4/2017. (crt,Keifer, K) Modified on 1/5/2017 to indicate order withdrawn per 55 (Keifer, K).

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA SHREVEPORT DIVISION ____________________________________________________________ ROBERT L. WYMORE CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-3493 VERSUS JUDGE ELIZABETH FOOTE LONNIE NAIL, ET AL MAGISTRATE JUDGE HAYES ______________________________________________________________________ ORDER Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) of the Magistrate Judge. Record Document 53. The R&R recommends that this Court grant Defendants’ Motion For Summary Judgment (Record Document 47) and deny Plaintiff’s Motion For Summary Judgment. Record Document 39. For the reasons stated in the R&R, and after an independent review of the record, determining that the findings are correct under the applicable law, and noting the absence of objections in the record, IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion For Summary Judgment [Record Document 39] be DENIED. In its analysis of the Defendants’ Motion For Summary Judgment, the R&R relies for summary judgment evidence on the affidavits of Layne Benson, Johnny White, and Lonnie Nail. Record Document 53, p. 6. These affidavits are all unsigned. Record Documents 47-6, p. 5; 47-8, p.4; 47-9, p. 5. Unsigned affidavits are not competent summary judgment evidence. Roy v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 115 Fed. Appx. 198, 200 (5th Cir. 2004). Without these affidavits, defendants have not offered sufficient evidence that there is no genuine dispute of material fact between the parties. Summary judgment is therefore not appropriate. The Court declines to adopt the R&R with respect to the Defendants’ Motion For Summary Judgment. [Record Document 53]. Defendants’ Motion For Summary Judgment [Record Document 47] is DENIED. Defendants may reurge their Motion For Summary Judgment by February 4, 2017 if it is substantially similar to the motion now denied by the Court. THUS DONE AND SIGNED in Shreveport, Louisiana, this 4th day of January, 2017.

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