Lewis v. Williamson County, Texas

Filing 150

ORDER ADOPTING 142 Report and Recommendations. Signed by Judge Alan D Albright. (dm)

Download PDF
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUSTIN DIVISION SCOTT PHILLIP LEWIS, Plaintiff, v. WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS, Defendant. § § § § § § § § § § CIVIL NO. A-21-CV-00074-ADA ORDER ADOPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Susan Hightower. ECF No. 142. The report recommends Defendant Williamson County, Texas’ Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 124) be GRANTED. The report and recommendation was filed on January 24, 2024. A party may file specific, written objections to the proposed findings and recommendations of the magistrate judge within fourteen days after being served with a copy of the report and recommendation, thereby securing de novo review by the district court. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b). A district court need not consider “[f]rivolous, conclusive, or general objections.” Battle v. U.S. Parole Comm’n, 834 F.2d 419, 421 (5th Cir. 1987) (quoting Nettles v. Wainwright, 677 F.2d 404, 410 n.8 (5th Cir. 1982) (en banc), overruled on other grounds by Douglass v. United States Auto. Ass’n, 79 F.3d 1415 (5th Cir. 1996)). Plaintiff filed objections on February 7, 2024. ECF No. 145. The Court has conducted a de novo review of the motion for summary judgment, the responses, the report and recommendation, the objection to the report and recommendation, and the applicable laws. After that thorough review, the Court is persuaded that the Magistrate Judge’s findings and recommendation should be adopted. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Susan Hightower, ECF No. 142, is ADOPTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s objections are OVERRULED. IT IS FINALLY ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment, ECF No. 124, is GRANTED in accordance with the Report and Recommendation. SIGNED this 10th day of May, 2024. ALAN D ALBRIGHT UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.

Why Is My Information Online?