Harris v. Pierce County Jail Classification and Administration Office et al
ORDER ADOPTING IN PART AND DECLINING TO ADOPT IN PART REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS by Judge Benjamin H. Settle re 87 Objections to Report and Recommendation filed by Ray Charles Harris. Plaintiff is granted leave to amend his complaint, and the case is rereferred to Judge David W. Christel. **2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Ray Harris, Prisoner ID: 271486)(TG)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
RAY CHARLES HARRIS,
CASE NO. C16-5044 BHS
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT
AND RECOMMENDATION IN
PART AND REREFERRING
PIERCE COUNTY JAIL
ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, et al.,
This matter comes before the Court on the Report and Recommendation (“R&R”)
of the Honorable David W. Christel, United States Magistrate Judge (Dkt. 86), and
Plaintiff Ray Charles Harris’s (“Harris”) objections to the R&R (Dkt. 87).
On March 3, 2017, Judge Christel issued the R&R recommending that the Court
grant Defendants’ motion to dismiss and dismiss Harris’s complaint with prejudice and
without leave to amend. Dkt. 86. On March 14, 2017, Harris filed objections. Dkt. 87.
On March 23, 2017, Defendants responded. Dkt. 88. On April 25, 2017, Harris filed a
proposed third amended complaint. Dkt. 91.
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The district judge must determine de novo any part of the magistrate judge’s
disposition that has been properly objected to. The district judge may accept, reject, or
modify the recommended disposition; receive further evidence; or return the matter to the
magistrate judge with instructions. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(3).
In this case, Harris appears to concede that his complaint fails to contain sufficient
factual allegations to state claims for relief, but argues that he should be allowed leave to
amend. Dkt. 87. Harris asserts that he misunderstood Judge Christel’s prior order and, if
given the opportunity to amend, would correct the deficiencies identified in his current
complaint. Id. The Court concludes that Harris has sufficiently shown that he should be
granted leave to amend his complaint to correct the identified deficiencies. Therefore,
the Court having considered the R&R, Harris’s objections, and the remaining record,
does hereby find and order as follows:
The R&R is ADOPTED in part and Defendants’ motion to dismiss is
Harris is GRANTED leave to amend his complaint; and
The matter is rereferred for further proceedings.
Dated this 27th day of April, 2017.
BENJAMIN H. SETTLE
United States District Judge
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