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Patrick Kunkel v. N. Dill

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


May 21, 2012

PATRICK KUNKEL,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
N. DILL, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lawrence J. O'Neill United States District Judge

ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS AND GRANTING IN P A R T A N D D E N Y IN G IN P A R T DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (ECF Nos. 130, 139, 140, 151, 160)

Plaintiff Patrick Kunkel ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action is proceeding on the first amended complaint, filed October 8, 2009, against Defendants Garcia, Mendoza, Araich, Mackey, Robaina, Dileo, Dill, Pfeiffer, Ali, and Zamora for deliberate indifference in violation of the Eighth Amendment. The matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302.

On October 12, 2011, Defendants Garcia, Mendoza, Pfeiffer, and Zamora filed a motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff filed an opposition on December 5, 2011, and Defendants filed a reply on December 8, 2011. On March 7, 2012, the Magistrate Judge issued findings and recommendations recommending that Defendant's Garcia, Mendoza, Pfeiffer, and Zamora's motion for summary judgment be granted in part and denied in part. The undersigned has considered Plaintiff's objections, filed on May 18, 2012.

Plaintiff's objections contains eighty nine pages of exhibits. To the extent that Plaintiff attempts to raise new arguments or submit new evidence in his objection, the Court declines to exercise its discretion to consider Plaintiff's evidence or arguments asserted for the first time in the objection to the findings and recommendations. Espinosa -Matthews v. California, 432 F.3d 1021, 1026 n.4 (9th Cir. 2005); United States v. Howell, 231 F.3d 615, 621-622 (9th Cir. 2000).

In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), this Court has conducted a de novo review of this case. Having carefully reviewed the entire file, the undersigned finds the findings and recommendations to be supported by the record and by proper analysis.

Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. The findings and recommendations, filed March 7, 2012, is adopted in full;

2. Defendants' motion for summary judgment, filed October 12, 2011, is GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART as follows:

a. Defendants Mendoza, Dill, Zamora (dental claims only), and Pfeiffer's motion for summary judgment is GRANTED;

b. Defendant Garcia's motion for summary judgment is DENIED for the claims arising out of the treatment provided on February 1 and 8, 2007, and GRANTED on all other claims against Defendant Garcia;

3. This action is referred back to the Magistrate for further proceedings. IT IS SO ORDERED.

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