Phillips v. State of Nevada Department of Training and Rehabilitation et al

Filing 21

ORDER Accepting 12 Report and Recommendation. Plaintiff's 1 -1 complaint is dismissed without prejudice. The clerk of court is instructed to close this case. Signed by Judge Andrew P. Gordon on 11/19/2021. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MR)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 3 JAMES LLOYD PHILLIPS, 4 Plaintiff Case No.: 2:20-cv-01895-APG-NJK Order Accepting Report and Recommendation 5 v. [ECF No. 12] 6 STATE OF NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING AND REHABILITATION, et 7 al., 8 9 Defendants On January 5, 2021, Magistrate Judge Koppe recommended that plaintiff James Phillips’ 10 complaint be dismissed because he did not pay the filing fee or complete an application to 11 proceed in forma pauperis. ECF No. 12. After this matter was remanded from the Ninth Circuit, 12 I gave Phillips until November 10, 2021 to object to Magistrate Judge Koppe’s report and 13 recommendation. ECF No. 20. Phillips has not objected. Thus, I am not obligated to conduct a 14 de novo review of the report and recommendation. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (requiring district 15 courts to “make a de novo determination of those portions of the report or specified proposed 16 findings to which objection is made”); United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 1121 (9th 17 Cir. 2003) (en banc) (“the district judge must review the magistrate judge’s findings and 18 recommendations de novo if objection is made, but not otherwise” (emphasis in original)). 19 I THEREFORE ORDER that Magistrate Judge Koppe’s report and recommendation 20 (ECF No. 12) is accepted and plaintiff James Phillips’ complaint (ECF No. 1-1) is dismissed 21 without prejudice. The clerk of court is instructed to close this case. 22 23 DATED this 19th day of November, 2021. ANDREW P. GORDON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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