Rojas v. Roddam et al
ORDER ADOPTING 9 Report and Recommendations. Plaintiffs civil rights complaint is DISMISSED with prejudice. All motions not previously ruled on are DENIED. Signed by Judge Leonard Davis on 10/24/11. cc:pltf 10-25-11(mll, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
JUAN ROJAS, #1108373
JUDITH M. RODDAM, ET AL.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:11cv479
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff Juan Rojas, an inmate confined in the Texas prison system, proceeding pro se, filed
the above-styled and numbered civil rights lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 regarding someone
placing arsenic in his coffee in January 2009. The lawsuit was filed on September 12, 2011. The
complaint was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie, who issued a Report
and Recommendation concluding that the lawsuit should be dismissed as time-barred by the two year
statute of limitations. The Plaintiff has filed objections.
The Report of the Magistrate Judge, which contains her proposed findings of fact and
recommendations for the disposition of such action, has been presented for consideration, and having
made a de novo review of the objections raised by the Plaintiff to the Report, the Court is of the
opinion that the findings and conclusions of the Magistrate Judge are correct, and the objections of
the Plaintiff are without merit. The Plaintiff argued in his objections that the statute of limitations
should not have started running until he knew of his injury. He asserted that he was placed in a
mental hospital in January 2009 and did not know who or where he was. His claim is not credible.
He attached numerous grievance records to his complaint, including grievances signed by him in
January and February of 2009. The grievance records reveal that he was competent, aware of the
nature of his claims and capable of pursuing a civil rights lawsuit at that time. The objections lack
merit. Consequently, the Court hereby adopts the findings and conclusions of the Magistrate Judge
as the findings and conclusions of the Court. It is accordingly
ORDERED that the Plaintiff’s civil rights complaint is DISMISSED with prejudice
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b)(1). All motions not previously ruled on are DENIED.
So ORDERED and SIGNED this 24th day of October, 2011.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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