Woodard v. Woods
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS for 10 Report and Recommendations. The complaint is hereby DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III on 12/01/17. (mll, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
JAMES A WOODARD,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:17-CV-00509-RWS
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The above entitled and numbered civil action was referred to United States Magistrate
Judge John D. Love pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636. On November 3, 2017, the Magistrate Judge
issued his Report and Recommendation (Docket No. 10), recommending that Plaintiff’s claims
be dismissed with prejudice for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. On November 13, 2017,
Plaintiff filed objections to the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation (Docket No.
13). The Court reviews de novo the portions of the Magistrate Judge’s findings to which
objections have been raised. 28 U.S.C. § 636 (b)(1).
As an initial matter, Plaintiff does not object to any specific finding of the Magistrate
Judge. Docket No. 13. Instead, Plaintiff elaborates on facts supporting his claims of continued
harassment by Defendant. Id. Nothing in Plaintiff’s objections provides any additional
information or a basis for subject-matter jurisdiction. Id. The Court agrees with the Magistrate
Judge that subject-matter jurisdiction is lacking.
As the Magistrate Judge correctly found, Plaintiff has not alleged any facts invoking the
violation of the U.S. Constitution, federal law, or treaty to which the United States is a party, nor
has Plaintiff invoked the Court’s diversity jurisdiction because both Plaintiff and Defendant are
alleged to be citizens of Texas. See Docket No. 10 (citing Docket No. 8, at 1, 3, 5 (listing
Plaintiff’s address in Diana, Texas and Defendant’s address in Longview, Texas)); 28 U.S.C.
§§1331, 1332. Because Plaintiff has not pled facts that give rise to jurisdiction in this Court,
the Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge that the complaint should be dismissed.
Therefore, 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 complaint is
hereby DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
So ORDERED and SIGNED this 1st day of December, 2017.
ROBERT W. SCHROEDER III
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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