Civil Action Nos. 3:00-CV-2029-H, 3:03-CV-0508-H, 3:03-CV-0787-H.
June 18, 2004
Before the Court are the Findings, Conclusions and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge, filed May 24, 2004, and Plaintiffs' and Intervenor's Written Objections thereto, filed June 4, 2004.
The Court has made the required independent review of the pleadings, files, and records in this case; the Findings and Conclusions of the Magistrate Judge; and Plaintiff's and Intervenor's Objections. Having done so, the Court is of the opinion that the Findings and Conclusions of the Magistrate Judge are correct and they are ADOPTED as the Findings and Conclusions of the Court, and the Objections are OVERRULED.
The Clerk of the Court is DIRECTED to deduct $32,160.07 from Defendant Explorer's Bill of Costs and to award Defendant Explorer costs in the amount of $29,372.51.