Sobotka v. Redfern et al
ORDER ADOPTING 6 FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Dr. Pine is DISMISSED from this case. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 1/13/2017. Mailed to Sobotka. (TAG)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
CATHY REDFERN, MEDICAL
SERVICES MANAGER; DR. KOHUT,
DOCTOR; and DR. PINE,
United States Magistrate Judge John Johnston entered his Order, Findings
and Recommendations in this matter on December 14, 2016, recommending
dismissal of Defendant Dr. Pine. The parties failed to timely object to the
Findings and Recommendations, and so waived their right to de novo review of
the record. 1 28 U.S.C. § 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);
The Court notes that Plaintiff Shawn Sobotka did file a "Notice" with the Court where
he stated that he "agrees with the Findings and Recommendations of the U.S. Magistrate
Judge, the Most Honorable Judge John Johnston." (Doc. 7 at 1.)
Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985). 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) (citations omitted).
Having reviewed the Findings and Recommendations, the Court finds no
clear error in Judge Johnston's conclusion that Dr. Pine should be dismissed from
this matter because the allegations in the Complaint fail to plausibly suggest that
Dr. Pine's actions or inactions were the cause of Plaintiffs alleged injuries.
Accordingly, there being no clear error in Judge Johnston's Findings and
Recommendations, IT IS ORDERED that:
(1) Judge Johnston's Findings and Recommendations (Doc. 6) are
ADOPTED IN FULL.
(2) Defendant Dr. Pine is DISMISSED from this case.
l 3""1day of January, 2017
Dana L. Christensen, Chief Judge
United States District Court
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