Pickering-George v. Office of the Attorney General, Mario Cuomo et al
ORDER adopting Report and Recommendations re 7 Report and Recommendations. ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Treece's October 5, 2011 Report-Recommendation and Order is ADOPTED; and the Court further ORDERS that the complaint is dismissed in its entirety. Signed by U.S. District Judge Mae A. D'Agostino on 10/28/11. (ban)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
JOHN PICKERING-GEORGE, (adopted) JOHN
R. DALEY, JR.,
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL,
MARIO CUOMO; ATTORNEY GENERAL OF
THE UNITED STATES, US DEPARTMENT OF
JUSTICE (DOJ); US DEPARTMENT OF
JUSTICE, ANGELA L. BYERS; EXECUTIVE
OFFICE OF US ATTORNEYS, DIRECTOR K.E.
MELSON; US ATTORNEY OFFICE, NORTHERN
DISTRICT OF NEW YORK; US MARSHAL'S
SERVICE, Northern District of New York;
SOLICITOR GENERAL OF THE UNITED
STATES; OFFICE OF THE GENERAL
INSPECTOR/INVESTIGATORS; and OFFICE OF
100 West 174th Street
Bronx, New York 10453
Plaintiff pro se
Mae A. D'Agostino, U.S. District Judge:
Familiarity with this matter is presumed based upon this Court’s prior Order adopting
United States Magistrate Judge Randolph R. Treece’s Report-Recommendation. (Dkt. Nos. 3 and
5). In that prior Order, the Court provided the pro se plaintiff with an opportunity to submit an
amended complaint. On September 15, 2011, plaintiff provided an amended complaint. See Dkt.
Upon review of the amended complaint, Magistrate Judge Treece issued a ReportRecommendation and Order, dated October 5, 2011, recommending that the action be dismissed
due to plaintiff’s failure to state a claim and comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
See Dkt. No. 7 at 2. Plaintiff failed to object to Magistrate Judge Treece's October 5,2011 ReportRecommendation and Order.
When a party files specific objections to a magistrate judge's report-recommendation, the
district court makes a "de novo determination of those portions of the report or specified proposed
findings or recommendations to which objection is made." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). When a party
fails to make specific objections, however, the court reviews the magistrate judge's report for
clear error. See Farid v. Bouey, 554 F. Supp. 2d 301, 307 (N.D.N.Y. 2008); see also Gamble v.
Barnhart, No. 02CV1126, 2004 WL 2725126, *1 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 29, 2004) (citations omitted).
After the appropriate review, "the court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the
findings or recommendations made by the magistrate judge." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
Having reviewed Magistrate Judge Treece's Report-Recommendation and Order, the
Court concludes that Magistrate Judge Treece correctly found that plaintiff's amended complaint
fails to state a claim. Plaintiff was afforded an opportunity to correct the defects in his complaint
and filed an amended complaint that Judge Treece noted “is even less clear” than the original
complaint. Accordingly, dismissal is warranted. See Kampfer v. County of Fulton, 1997 WL
48990, at *2 (2d Cir. 1997) (“the principle that permission to amend to state a claim should be
freely granted is inapplicable where there is no possibility that the defects in the complaint can be
cured and where the plaintiff has already been given one opportunity to amend his complaint).
The Court hereby
ORDERS that Magistrate Judge Treece's October 5, 2011 Report-Recommendation and
Order is ADOPTED; and the Court further
ORDERS that the complaint is dismissed in its entirety; and the Court further
ORDERS that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Order on all parties in
accordance with the Local Rules.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: October 28, 2011
Albany, New York
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