Whitmore v. Rogers et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 98 and denying plaintiff's motion for certification of interlocutory appeal. Signed by Honorable Vicki Miles-LaGrange on 1/30/2015. (ks)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
MIKE ROGERS, et al.,
Case No. CIV-13-113-M
On November 26, 2014, United States Magistrate Judge Charles B. Goodwin issued a
Report and Recommendation in this action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging
violations of plaintiff’s federal constitutional rights during his incarceration at James Crabtree
Correctional Center in Helena, Oklahoma. The Magistrate Judge recommended that plaintiff’s
Motion for Certification of Interlocutory Appeal be denied.1 Plaintiff was advised of his right to
object to the Report and Recommendation by December 17, 2014. On January 26, 2015, plaintiff
filed his objection.2
In his objection, plaintiff asserts that there is a disputed question of law that only the
court of appeals can “conclusively” determine which is separate from the merits of this action.
Upon de novo review, the Court finds that plaintiff has not shown “that an immediate appeal
Plaintiff’s seeks to appeal this Court’s October 23, 2014 Order adopting the Report and
Recommendation dismissing plaintiff’s claims in his Amended Complaint challenging a June
2011 Misconduct plaintiff received for battery upon a prison staff member.
On December 12, 2014, plaintiff filed a motion for extension to file his objection to the
Report and Recommendation. The Court granted plaintiff’s motion and extended the deadline for
plaintiff to file his objections until January 17, 2015. On January 20, 2015, plaintiff again filed a
motion for extension to file his objections to the Report and Recommendation. The Court
granted plaintiff’s motion and extended the deadline for plaintiff to file his objections until
February 1, 2015.
from the order may materially advance the ultimate termination of the litigation.” See 28 U.S.C.
Having carefully reviewed the matter de novo, the Court:
ADOPTS the Report and Recommendation [docket no. 98] issued by the
Magistrate Judge on November 26, 2014; and
DENIES plaintiff’s Motion for Certification of Interlocutory Appeal [docket no.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 30th day of January, 2015.
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