This matter comes before the Court following a Report-Recommendation filed on March 6, 2007, by the Honorable Randolph F. Treece, United States Magistrate Judge, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and L.R. 72.3(c) of the Northern District of New York. Report-Rec. (Dkt. No. 109).
Within ten days, excluding weekends and holidays, after a party has been served with a copy of a Magistrate Judge's Report-Recommendation, the party "may serve and file specific, written objections to the proposed findings and recommendations," FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b), in compliance with L.R. 72.1. Pursuant to District policy on prisoner filing, the Plaintiff timely filed an objection to the Report-Recommendation on March 29, 2007. Objection (Dkt. No. 110).
It is the duty of this Court to "make a de novo determination of those portions of the report or specified proposed findings or recommendations to which objection is made." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b). "A [district] judge... may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate judge." Id. This Court has considered Plaintiff's objection and undertaken a de novo review of the record. This Court has determined that the Report-Recommendation should be approved for the reasons stated therein.
Accordingly, it is hereby
ORDERED, that the Report-Recommendation (Dkt. No. 109) is APPROVED and ADOPTED in its ENTIRETY; and it is further
ORDERED, that Defendants' Motion for summary judgment (Dkt. No. 97) is GRANTED; and it is further
ORDERED, that the Complaint (Dkt. No. 1) is DISMISSED as to Defendants Mitchell, Senkowski, and Bruce in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1915 (e)(2)(B)(ii) as failing to state any cognizable claim; and it is further
ORDERED, that the Plaintiff's Motion to strike affidavits (Dkt. No. 105) is DENIED; and it is further
ORDERED, that the Clerk serve a copy of this Order on all parties.
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