Varner v. Cerliano et al
MEMORANDUM ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Plaintiff's motion to dismiss 71 is hereby GRANTED. This civil action is DISMISSED WITHOUTPREJUDICE on the motion of the Plaintiff. Any and all motions which may be pending in this action are hereby DENIED. Signed by Judge Michael H. Schneider on 05/22/14. (mll, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
MAXEY CERLIANO, ET AL.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:13cv636
MEMORANDUM ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
AND ENTERING FINAL JUDGMENT
The Plaintiff Danny Varner, proceeding pro se, filed this civil rights lawsuit under 42 U.S.C.
§1983 complaining of alleged violations of his constitutional rights during his confinement in the
Gregg County Jail. This Court ordered that the case be referred to the United States Magistrate
Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(b)(1) and (3) and the Amended Order for the Adoption of Local
Rules for the Assignment of Duties to United States Magistrate Judges.
After review of the pleadings, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report on April 17, 2014,
recommending that the lawsuit be dismissed. Varner did not file objections to this Report; instead,
on May 2, 2014, he filed a motion asking that his lawsuit be dismissed without prejudice. The
Defendants have filed a response asking that the Magistrate Judge’s Report be adopted or that the
lawsuit otherwise be dismissed with prejudice.
Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(2) provides that in cases where the defendants have answered or sought
summary judgment, an action may be dismissed at the plaintiff’s request only by court order, on
terms that the court considers proper.
The Court has reviewed the pleadings and the Report of the Magistrate Judge and has
determined that the Magistrate Judge did not err in determining that Varner’s claims are frivolous.
Nonetheless, in light of the Plaintiff’s pro se status, the Court has concluded that the Plaintiff’s
request for a dismissal of his lawsuit without prejudice should be granted. It is accordingly
ORDERED that the Plaintiff Danny Varner’s motion to dismiss (docket no. 71) is hereby
GRANTED. It is further
ORDERED that the above-styled civil action be and hereby is DISMISSED WITHOUT
PREJUDICE on the motion of the Plaintiff. Finally, it is
ORDERED that any and all motions which may be pending in this action are hereby
It is SO ORDERED.
SIGNED this 22nd day of May, 2014.
MICHAEL H. SCHNEIDER
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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