Dykes #201541 v. Finco et al
OPINION AND ORDER APPROVING AND ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 45 ; Defendant Finco's motion for summary judgment 42 is GRANTED; Plaintiff's request 47 docketed as a motion is DISMISSED as moot; Judgment to issue; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, clb)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
ROBERT L. DYKES,
Case No. 1:18-cv-669
HON. JANET T. NEFF
THOMAS FINCO, et al.,
OPINION AND ORDER
This is a prisoner civil rights action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The only remaining
Defendant, Thomas Finco, filed a Motion for Summary Judgment on the grounds that he was not
personally involved in the alleged illegal conduct. The matter was referred to the Magistrate Judge,
who issued a Report and Recommendation (R&R), recommending the Court grant Defendant
Finco’s Motion for Summary Judgment and dismiss Plaintiff’s complaint with prejudice. The
matter is presently before the Court on Plaintiff’s objections to the Report and Recommendation.
Plaintiff also recently filed a motion, requesting this Court “issue its final order.” In accordance
with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b)(3), the Court has performed de novo
consideration of those portions of the Report and Recommendation to which objections have been
made. The Court denies the objections, dismisses the motion as moot, and issues this Opinion and
Plaintiff objects to the Magistrate Judge’s purported “attempt to manipulate the facts …”
(Pl. Obj., ECF No. 46 at PageID.296). Plaintiff states that “somehow the [M]agistrate [Judge]
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failed to assert that [he] [sic] tried to amend [his] [sic] complaint on two different occasions, but
has instead crafted its report to read as if [he] [sic] knowingly sued the wrong person, and made
no effort to correct that matter …” (id.). According to Plaintiff, he “did everything [he] could as
a lay person …,” and “this court was hell bent on dismissing [his] claim, and so, it abused its
discretion with no regard for fairness” (id. at PageID.297).
An objection to a magistrate judge’s report and recommendation must “specifically identify
the portions of the proposed findings, recommendations, or report to which objections are made
and the basis for such objections.” W.D. Mich. LCivR 72.3(b). Plaintiff does not specifically
identify any portion of the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation to which he objects,
let alone present any developed argument demonstrating a factual or legal error in the Magistrate
Judge’s analysis or ultimate conclusion regarding Defendant Finco’s motion. Therefore, the
objection is denied.
Accordingly, this Court approves and adopts the Magistrate Judge’s Report and
Recommendation as the Opinion of this Court. Because this Opinion and Order resolves all
pending claims in this case, a Judgment will also be entered. See FED. R. CIV. P. 58. Further,
because this action was filed in forma pauperis, this Court certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(a)(3), as recommended by the Magistrate Judge, that an appeal of this decision would not
be taken in good faith. See McGore v. Wrigglesworth, 114 F.3d 601, 610 (6th Cir. 1997), overruled
on other grounds by Jones v. Bock, 549 U.S. 199, 206, 211-12 (2007). Therefore:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Objections (ECF No. 46) are DENIED and the
Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge (ECF No. 45) is APPROVED and
ADOPTED as the Opinion of the Court.
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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant Finco’s Motion for Summary Judgment
(ECF No. 42) is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s “Request that the Court issue its order in
response to Defendant’s request for summary judgment,” which was docketed as a “Motion for
order regarding Motion for summary judgement by defendant” (ECF No. 47) is DISMISSED as
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Court certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3)
that an appeal of this decision would not be taken in good faith.
/s/ Janet T. Neff
JANET T. NEFF
United States District Judge
Dated: November 17, 2020
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