LeDoux v. BNSF Railway Company
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS denying 3 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim; granting 8 Motion to Remand. Signed by Judge Susan P. Watters on 8/30/2017. File to be transferred to State Court. (JEC)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY, a
Before the Court are United States Magistrate Judge Timothy Cavan's
Findings and Recommendations filed on August 15, 2017. (Doc. 19). Judge
Cavan recommends that this Court grant LeDoux' s motion to remand, deny
LeDoux's request for attorney fees, and deny BNSF's motion to dismiss.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l), the parties were required to file written
objections within 14 days of the filing of Judge Cavan's Findings and
Recommendations. No objections were filed. When neither party objects, this
Court reviews Judge Cavan's Findings and Recommendations for clear error.
McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Commodore Bus. Mach., Inc., 656 F.2d 1309, 1313
(9th Cir. 1981 ). Clear error exists if the Court is left with a "definite and firm
conviction that a mistake has been committed." United States v. Syrax, 235 F.3d
422, 427 (9th Cir. 2000). After reviewing the Findings and Recommendations, this
Court does not find that Judge Cavan committed clear error.
IT IS ORDERED that the proposed Findings and Recommendations entered
by United States Magistrate Judge Cavan (Doc. 19) are ADOPTED IN FULL.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that LeDoux's motion to remand (Doc. 8) is
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that LeDoux's request for attorney fees is
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that BNSF's motion to dismiss (Doc. 3) is
DENIED without prejudice.
The Clerk of Court shall remand this case to the Montana Thirteenth Judicial
District Court, Yellowstone County, and close this matter.
DATED this ~ i:.lay of August, 2017.
United States District Judge
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