UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 4, 2009
JAIME PINEDA, PLAINTIFF,
SILVIA G. GARCIA, WARDEN R.J.D.; JODIE RIVERA, HEALTH CARE APPEAL COORDINATOR; LARRY LYLE, M.D., H.C.M.; JAYA SUNDARA, DR. R.J.D.; LAMING, R.N. R.J.D., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hayes, Judge
The matters before the Court are (1) the Motion to Dismiss (Doc. # 5), and (2) the Report and Recommendation (Doc. # 8).
On September 5, 2008, Plaintiff Jaime Pineda, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed the Complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (Doc. # 1). The Complaint alleges that Defendants violated Plaintiff's Eighth Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment by failing to properly treat his medical needs. On December 23, 2008, Defendants filed the Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Plaintiff has not filed any opposition to the Motion to Dismiss. On March 19, 2009, Magistrate Judge Anthony J. Battaglia filed the Report and Recommendation recommending that this Court dismiss the Complaint. The Magistrate Judge concluded that Plaintiff has failed to state a claim against any Defendant because the Complaint fails to allege facts to show how each Defendant acted with deliberate indifference to Plaintiff's serious medical needs. The Report and Recommendation stated that any party may file written objections to the Report and Recommendation by April 17, 2009. Neither party has filed objections to the Report and Recommendation.
Standard of Review
The duties of the district court in connection with the Report and Recommendation of a Magistrate Judge are set forth in Rule 72(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and 28 U.S.C § 636(b). The district judge "must make a de novo determination of those portions of the report . . . to which objection is made," and "may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b). The district court need not review de novo those portions of a Report and Recommendation to which neither party objects. Wang v. Masaitis, 416 F.3d 992, 100 n. 13 (9th Cir. 2005); United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 1121-22 (9th Cir. 2003) (en banc).
Ruling of the Court
Neither party has filed objections to the Report and Recommendation. The Court has reviewed the Report and Recommendation, and concludes that the Magistrate Judge correctly determined that the Complaint failed to state a claim for violation of Plaintiff's Eighth Amendment rights because the Complaint failed to allege facts to support that Defendants acted with deliberate indifference to Plaintiff's serious medical needs.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all portions of the Report and Recommendation (Doc. # 8) are ADOPTED, and that the Motion to Dismiss (Doc. # 5) is GRANTED. The above-captioned action is DISMISSED.
WILLIAM Q. HAYES United States District Judge
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