Cohan v. Goodman et al
ORDER Adopting 5 Report and Recommendation. Amended Complaint deadline: 2/12/2021. Signed by Judge Andrew P. Gordon on 1/8/2021. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MR)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
3 JAMES E. COHAN,
Case No.: 2:20-cv-01185-APG-BNW
Order Accepting Report and
[ECF No. 5]
6 ERIC GOODMAN, et al.,
On December 8, 2020, Magistrate Judge Weksler recommended that plaintiff James
9 Cohan’s claims against Judge Goodman, the deputy district attorneys, and the deputy public
10 defenders be dismissed with prejudice because Judge Goodman and the district attorneys are
11 entitled to immunity and the deputy public defendants are not state actors for purposes of 42
12 U.S.C. § 1983. ECF No. 5. She also recommended that I dismiss the Las Vegas Metropolitan
13 Police officers with leave to amend. Cohan objects to dismissal of his claims with prejudice. I
14 conducted a de novo review under 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and I overrule Cohan’s objection. He
15 does not explain how amendment would not be futile given that Judge Goodman and the district
16 attorneys are entitled to immunity and the public defenders are not state actors under § 1983.
I THEREFORE ORDER that Magistrate Judge Weksler’s report and recommendation
18 (ECF No. 5) is accepted and plaintiff James Cohan’s claims against defendants Judge
19 Goodman, the district attorneys, and the public defenders are DISMISSED with prejudice.
20 Cohan’s claims against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers are dismissed without
I FURTHER ORDER that plaintiff James Cohan may file an amended complaint curing
23 the deficiencies identified in Judge Weksler’s report and recommendation with respect to the
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1 defendant Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers by February 12, 2021. Failure to do so will
2 result in dismissal of these claims without prejudice and closure of the file.
DATED this 8th day of January, 2021.
ANDREW P. GORDON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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