Gathright v. Phillips et al
ORDERED ordered that Judge Denney's Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 67 ) is accepted and adopted in full.It is further ordered that Defendant John Doe Director of Nursing is dismissed without prejudice under Federal Rule of Civ il Procedure 4(m). It is further ordered that Defendant Robert Lamb's motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 64 ) is granted. The Clerk of Court is directed to enter judgment accordingly and close this case. Signed by Chief Judge Miranda M. Du on 5/22/2023. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DRM)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Case No. 3:19-cv-00487-MMD-CSD
GRETTA PHILLIPS, et al.,
Pro se Plaintiff Leonard Gathright brings this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Before
the Court is the Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) of United States Magistrate Judge
Craig S. Denney (ECF No. 67), recommending that the Court dismiss Defendant John
Doe Director of Nursing under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) and grant Defendant
Robert Lamb’s motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 64 (“Motion”)). 1 Gathright had
until May 16, 2023 to file an objection. To date, no objection to the R&R has been filed.
For this reason, and as explained below, the Court adopts the R&R in full and grants the
Because there is no objection, the Court need not conduct de novo review and is
satisfied Judge Denney did not clearly err. See United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d
1114, 1116 (9th Cir. 2003) (“De novo review of the magistrate judges’ findings and
recommendations is required if, but only if, one or both parties file objections to the
findings and recommendations.”) (emphasis in original). Here, Judge Denney
recommends dismissing Doe Director of Nursing because Plaintiff has not timely sought
leave to amend to substitute in a defendant for Doe Director of Nursing. (ECF No. 67 at
2.) Judge Denney also recommends granting the Motion because Lamb provided
evidence that he was not deliberately indifferent to Plaintiff’s serious medical need, and
remaining Defendants have already been dismissed from this action.
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Plaintiff did not file a response to create a genuine dispute as to any material fact. (Id. at
5-6.) The Court agrees with Judge Denney. Having reviewed the R&R and the record in
this case, the Court will adopt the R&R in full.
It is therefore ordered that Judge Denney’s Report and Recommendation (ECF
No. 67) is accepted and adopted in full.
It is further ordered that Defendant John Doe Director of Nursing is dismissed
without prejudice under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m).
It is further ordered that Defendant Robert Lamb’s motion for summary judgment
(ECF No. 64) is granted.
The Clerk of Court is directed to enter judgment accordingly and close this case.
DATED THIS 22nd Day of May 2023.
MIRANDA M. DU
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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