Lee v. MDOC Office of Medical Compliance et al
ORDER denying 58 Motion to Dismiss; adopting Report and Recommendations re 76 Report and Recommendations. Signed by Chief District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr on 6/9/17. (JCH)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
DENNIS O’NEAL LEE
CAUSE NO. 1:15cv203-LG-RHW
CHRISTOPHER EPPS, et al.
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS OF FACT AND RECOMMENDATION AND
DENYING MOTION TO DISMISS FILED BY CENTURION
This cause comes before the Court on the  Proposed Findings of Fact and
Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker. Plaintiff
Dennis O’Neal Lee is a prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis. He
brought this action against multiple defendants pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983
alleging violations of his constitutional rights. Defendant Centurion, the medical
care services provider at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution, moved to
dismiss any claim(s) against it. After an omnibus hearing, Magistrate Judge
Walker recommended that the Court deny Centurion’s  Motion to Dismiss.
Defendant Centurion has not timely objected to any aspect of the Magistrate
Judge’s Findings of Fact Recommendation. Where no party has objected to the
Magistrate Judge’s Recommendation, the Court need not conduct a de novo review
of it. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (“A judge of the court shall make a de novo
determination of those portions of the report or specified proposed findings and
recommendations to which objection is made.”). In such cases, the Court need only
review the Recommendation and determine whether it is either clearly erroneous or
contrary to law. See, e.g., United States v. Wilson, 864 F.2d 1219, 1221 (5th Cir.
Having conducted the required review, the Court is of the opinion that
Magistrate Judge Walker’s Recommendation is neither clearly erroneous nor
contrary to law. Accordingly, the Court finds that the  Findings and Fact and
Recommendation should be adopted as the opinion of this Court.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the  Findings
of Fact and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker
should be, and hereby is, adopted as the opinion of this Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the  Motion to
Dismiss filed by Defendant Centurion is DENIED.
SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED this the 9th day of June, 2017.
Louis Guirola, Jr.
LOUIS GUIROLA, JR.
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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