IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 6, 2012
GORDON H. FLATTUM, PLAINTIFF,
STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
On April 13, 2012, 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. No objections were filed.
Accordingly, the court presumes any findings of fact are correct. 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).
This court has reviewed the applicable legal standards. The scheduled date for the plaintiff's hearing with the State of California's Office of Administrative Hearings, June 6, 2012, has passed. However, this court has not yet received notice that the administrative proceedings in state court have concluded. For the reasons provided by the magistrate judge, this court determines that it is appropriate to adopt the Findings and Recommendations in full and stay this action until the administrative proceedings in state court have concluded. The parties are instructed to notify the court at the conclusion of the state court proceedings.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the Findings and Recommendations filed April 13, 2012, are ADOPTED and
1. Defendant's motion to dismiss, filed February 28, 2012, (dkt. no. 18), is denied without prejudice;
2. Plaintiff's motion to stay proceedings, filed April 3, 2012 (dkt. no. 19), is granted, but only for the reasons stated in the findings and recommendations; and
3. This action is stayed until the administrative proceedings in state court are concluded.
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