IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 13, 2010
BRENT ALLEN WINTERS, ET AL., PLAINTIFF,
DELORES JORDAN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: John A. Mendez United States District Judge
On July 20, 2010, the magistrate judge filed findings and recommendations herein which were served on the parties and which contained notice that any objections to the findings and recommendations were to be filed within fourteen days. (Dkt. No. 144.) On August 11, 2010, plaintiffs filed untimely objections to the magistrate judge's findings and recommendations. (Dkt. No. 156.) Despite the untimely nature of plaintiffs' objections, the undersigned has considered those objections out of an abundance of caution.
This court reviews de novo those portions of the proposed findings of fact to which objection has been made. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Commodore Business Machines, 656 F.2d 1309, 1313 (9th Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 455 U.S. 920 (1982). As to any portion of the proposed findings of fact to which no objection has been made, the court assumes its correctness and decides the motions on the applicable law. See Orand v. United States, 602 F.2d 207, 208 (9th Cir. 1979). The magistrate judge's conclusions of law are reviewed de novo. See Britt v. Simi Valley Unified School Dist., 708 F.2d 452, 454 (9th Cir. 1983).
The court has reviewed the applicable legal standards and, good cause appearing, concludes that it is appropriate to adopt the Proposed Findings and Recommendations in full.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. The Proposed Findings and Recommendations filed July 20, 2010 (Dkt. No. 144), are ADOPTED; and
2. The judicial defendants' motion to dismiss (Dkt. No. 107) is granted and plaintiffs' claims against defendants Thomas A. Anderson, Candace Heidelberger, Delores Spindler, Hilary Berardi (formerly known as Hilary Burget), Connie Beckett, Audrey Golden, Kiira Jefferson, Teresa Long, and Sean Metroka are dismissed with prejudice.
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