RANSOME v. WETZEL et al
MEMORANDUM ORDER granting 17 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim; adopting 25 Report and Recommendations. Plaintiff's Complaint is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. The Clerk shall mark this case CLOSED. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 7/12/2017. (eet)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
JOHN E. WETZEL, et al.,
Civil Action No. 16 – 1571
Judge Arthur J. Schwab
Magistrate Judge Lisa Pup Lenihan
Plaintiff Isaiah Ransome (“Plaintiff”) initiated the instant prisoner civil rights action on
October 14, 2016. (ECF No. 1.) He has sued numerous officials and employees of the
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections who work at the State Correctional Institution Greene,
where he is currently incarcerated. (ECF No. 4.) In accordance with the Magistrate Judge’s Act,
28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and Rules 72.C and 72.D of the Local Rules of Court, all pretrial matters
were referred to United States Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan.
On February 23, 2017, Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss for failure to state a claim.
(ECF No. 17.) On June 16, 2017, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation
recommending that Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss be granted and that Plaintiff’s Complaint be
dismissed with prejudice for failure to state a claim. (ECF No. 25.) Plaintiff was served with the
Report and Recommendation and informed that he had until July 3, 2017 to file written
objections. As of today, no objections have been filed. Therefore, upon an independent review
of the record, and consideration of the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation, the
following Order is entered:
AND NOW, this 12th day of July, 2017;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate
Judge (ECF No. 25) is adopted as the opinion of the Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 17) is
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Complaint (ECF No. 4) is dismissed with
prejudice for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court mark this case CLOSED.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 4(a)(1) of the Federal Rules
of Appellate Procedure, Plaintiff has thirty (30) days to file a notice of appeal as provided by
Rule 3 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
By the Court:
/s Arthur J. Schwab
Arthur J. Schwab
United States District Judge
cc: Isaiah Ransome
175 Progress Dr.
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Counsel for Defendants
(Via CM/ECF electronic mail)
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