Free v. Stebens et al
ORDER ADOPTING 28 Report and Recommendation, GRANTING 19 Motion to Dismiss filed by Tammy Harlan, Mary Stebens, GRANTING 22 Motion to Dismiss filed by Dr Gieb, DISMISSING plf's Complaint w/o prejudice, GRANTING plf leave to amend his Complaint to attempt to cure the deficiencies identified by the Magistrate Judge by addl allegations. Any such Amended Complaint shall be filed w/i 15 days of this date. Signed by Honorable Stephen P. Friot on 2/28/14. (llg)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
WESLEY D. FREE,
MARY STEBENS, et al.,
Case No. CIV-13-14-F
Before the Court are the Report and Recommendation of United States
Magistrate Judge Charles B. Goodwin (doc. no. 28) and Plaintiff’s Objection to the
Report and Recommendation. See doc. no. 29. Pursuant to U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B),
the Court reviews the Report and Recommendation de novo in light of Plaintiff’s
In his Objection, Plaintiff maintains 1) that the “tortfeasors and
malpractitioners” employed by ODOC that cheated or stole medication from him
acted with evil intent; 2) that the Magistrate is saying that ODOC employees are above
the law; 3) that this action states a claim on which relief can be granted; and 4) this
action should be transferred to another judge. Plaintiff’s objections are conclusory
and/or are not directed to issues addressed by the Magistrate Judge. Regardless of
Plaintiff’s assertion that the ODOC employees acted with evil intent, Plaintiff’s
Complaint does not allege facts showing that the Defendants “consciously disregarded
a substantial risk of serious harm” to the Plaintiff. See Report and Recommendation
at p. 10, quoting Farmer v. Brennan, 511 U.S. at 838-40. Transfer to another judge
is not warranted.
The Magistrate Judge carefully and thoroughly
Defendants’ motions to dismiss and Plaintiff’s allegations. The Court fully concurs
in the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Magistrate Judge.
Therefore, the Report and Recommendation is ADOPTED in its entirety,
Defendants’ motions to dismiss (doc. nos. 19 and 22) are GRANTED, and Plaintiff’s
Complaint is DISMISSED without prejudice. Plaintiff is GRANTED leave to amend
his Complaint to attempt to cure the deficiencies identified by the Magistrate Judge
by additional allegations. Any such Amended Complaint shall be filed within fifteen
days of this Order.
ENTERED this 28th day of February, 2014.
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