Deeds v. Benedetti, et al.

Filing 85

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE: IT IS RECOMMENDED that the District Court enter an order as follows: 1. RATIFYING the settlement agreement; 2. ORDERING the defendants' to perform as agreed in the settlement agreement (#[80 ]); 3. DISMISSING this case with prejudice; and 4. DENYING plaintiff's 82 motion to strike fugitive agreement. Objections to R&R due by 4/19/2009. Signed by Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke on 4/2/2009. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - KL)

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