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Keelen v. Leblanc

United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana

January 7, 2015

KARSTEN KEELEN
v.
JAMES LEBLANC, ET AL.

RULING AND ORDER

BRIAN A. JACKSON, Chief District Judge.

On August 21, 2014, the United States Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), recommending that Plaintiff Karsten Keelen's ("Plaintiff") Complaint (Doc. 1) be dismissed for failure to correct deficiencies. (Doc. 3). Specifically, Plaintiff failed to resubmit his complaint on an approved complaint form within twenty-one (21) days of the Clerk of Court's Deficiency Notice of September 4, 2013, and within such time, to either pay the Court's filing fee or submit a motion along with the requisite documentation to proceed in forma pauperis. ( Id. at p. 2). The Clerk included a copy of the forms in its correspondence. (Doc. 2 at pp. 2-10).

The Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation specifically notified Plaintiff that, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), Plaintiff had fourteen (14) days from the date he received the Report and Recommendation to file written objections to the proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations therein, (Doc. 3 at p. 1). A review of the record indicates that Plaintiff did timely file written objections on August 26, 2014.[1] (Doc. 4).

Having carefully considered the Plaintiff's Complaint and related filings, the Court approves the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, and hereby adopts its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendation.

Accordingly,

IT IS ORDERED that the Magistrate Judge's Report (Doc. 3) is ADOPTED as the Court's opinion herein.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the above captioned matter be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for failure of the Plaintiff to correct the deficiencies of which he was notified.


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