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Gunn v. Tilton

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Aug 16, 2013
CASE No. 1:08-cv-01038-LJO-SAB (PC) (E.D. Cal. Aug. 16, 2013)

Opinion

CASE No. 1:08-cv-01038-LJO-SAB (PC)

08-16-2013

KEVIN GUNN, Plaintiff v. JAMES TILTON, et al., Defendants.


ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND

RECOMMENDATIONS,

RECOMMENDING GRANTING

DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR

SUMMARY JUDGMENT


(ECF Nos. 41 & 114)

Plaintiff Kevin Gunn ("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 against Defendants Nunley and Medina for excessive force in violation of the Eighth Amendment and against Defendants Medina, Nunley, Coontz, Phipps, and Robb for conspiracy to violate Plaintiff's due process rights. 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 May 19, 2010, Defendants filed a motion for summary judgment. (ECF No. 41.) Defendants' motion for summary judgment addresses only the claim for conspiracy to deprive Plaintiff of his due process rights. On June 10, 2013, the Magistrate Judge issued a findings and recommendation recommending granting Defendants' motion for summary judgment. (ECF No. 114.) Neither party filed any objections to the findings and recommendations.

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

Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. The Court adopts the findings and recommendations filed on June 10, 2013, in full;
2. The conspiracy to violate Plaintiff's due process rights claim is dismissed and Defendants Coontz, Phipps, and Robb are dismissed from this action;
3. The excessive force claim shall proceed to trial against Defendants Nunley and Medina; and
4. This matter is referred back to the Magistrate for scheduling purposes.
IT IS SO ORDERED.

Lawrence J. O'Neill

UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE


Summaries of

Gunn v. Tilton

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Aug 16, 2013
CASE No. 1:08-cv-01038-LJO-SAB (PC) (E.D. Cal. Aug. 16, 2013)
Case details for

Gunn v. Tilton

Case Details

Full title:KEVIN GUNN, Plaintiff v. JAMES TILTON, et al., Defendants.

Court:UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

Date published: Aug 16, 2013

Citations

CASE No. 1:08-cv-01038-LJO-SAB (PC) (E.D. Cal. Aug. 16, 2013)