James v. Sherrod et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 60 of Magistrate Judge Bernard M. Jones...plaintiff's claims against defendants Sherrod, Solis and Defibaugh are dismissed without prejudice; the motion to quash 65 filed on behalf of defendants Sherrod, Solis and Defibaugh and plaintiff's motion to strike 66 are stricken as moot. Signed by Honorable Joe Heaton on 3/6/2017. (cla)
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
WILLIAM A. SHERROD, et al.,
Plaintiff, a state prisoner appearing pro se, filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
§1983 alleging violations of his constitutional rights. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(b)(1)(B)
and (C), the matter was referred for initial proceedings to Magistrate Judge Bernard M.
Jones. He has recommended that plaintiff’s claims against defendants William A. Sherrod,
S. Solis and S. Defibaugh be dismissed without prejudice to refiling. Plaintiff has filed an
The magistrate judge previously recommended that plaintiff’s claims against
defendants Sherrod, Solis and Defibaugh be dismissed for failure to effect timely service
and to respond to the court’s show cause order. The magistrate judge recommended
dismissal again when, after he was granted an additional 45 days to effect service, plaintiff
waited until the last day to have summons issued and then attempted to serve the defendants
at the headquarters of their former employer, Corrections Corporation of America
(“CCA”), though he knew none of the defendants still worked at any CCA location. See
Doc. Nos. 32, 33, 34.
Plaintiff filed an objection to the Report and Recommendation, stating that he did
not attempt to serve defendants Sherrod, Solis and Defibaugh at CCA’s corporate address,
but had the summons sent there “with the sincere attempt to make service ‘complete,’”
since CCA headquarters has “all personnel information on its current and previous
employees.” Doc. #61, p. 2. Plaintiff then goes on to state that “to expedite the legal
process . . . plaintiff is ready to move forward without said defendants” and he asks the
court to dismiss the defendants without prejudice. Id. at p. 3.
Accordingly, in accordance with Magistrate Judge Jones’s Report and
Recommendation, which the court ADOPTS, and plaintiff’s request, plaintiff’s claims
against defendants Sherrod, Solis and Defibaugh are DISMISSED without prejudice. The
motion to quash [Doc. #65] filed on behalf of defendants Sherrod, Solis and Defibaugh and
plaintiff’s motion to strike [Doc. #66] are STRICKEN as moot.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 6th day of March, 2017.
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