Griffith v. Stefalo et al

Filing 31

ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 30 in full. Findings and Recommendations. This case is DISMISSED. Any appeal of this decision would not be taken in good faith. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 3/13/2017. Mailed to Griffith (TAG)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA HELENA DIVISION FILED MAR 13 2017 Clerk, U.S Disarict Court District Of Montana Missoula CV 16-0004-H-DLC-JTJ ERIC GRIFFITH, Plaintiff, ORDER vs. TERRIE STEF ALO, CHERIE BILODEAN, TOM WILSON, and SERGEANT WOHLMAN, Defendants. United States Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston entered findings and recommendations in this case on February 17, 201 7, recommending that Plaintiff Eric Griffith's ("Griffith") complaint be dismissed. Griffith did not object to the findings and recommendations, and so has waived the right to de novo review thereof. 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(b)(1 )(C). This Court reviews for clear error those findings and recommendations to which no party objects. See McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Commodore Bus. Mach., Inc., 656 F.2d 1309, 1313 (9th Cir. 1981); Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985). Clear error exists ifthe 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) (citations omitted). -1- Having reviewed the findings and recommendations, the Court finds no clear error in Judge Johnston's conclusion. Griffith has refused to comply with Court orders directing him to update his address following his release from custody. The Court has given him ample time to respond and public policy weighs in favor of disposition in this case. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Judge Johnston's Findings and Recommendations (Doc. 30) are ADOPTED IN FULL. This case is DISMISSED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall CLOSE this matter and enter judgment pursuant to Rule 58 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Clerk of Court is also directed to have the docket reflect that the Court certifies pursuant to Rule 24(a)(3)(A) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that any appeal of this decision would not be taken in good faith. ~ DATED this \ ~ day of March, 201 Dana L. Christensen, Chief Judge United States District Court -2-

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