UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
March 31, 2009
MICHAEL H. DORAN, INDIVIDUALLY, MICHAEL H. DORAN & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MICHAEL H. DORAN AS PLAN ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MICHAEL H. DORAN & ASSOCIATES VOLUNTARY EMPLOYEE BENEFICIARY ASSOCIATION AND TRUST, THOMAS DORAN, AND CHRISTOPHER M. MURPHY, PLAINTIFFS,
NICHOLAS P. MAGALHAES, PINNACLE WEALTH GROUP LLC, PINNACLE WEALTH ENTERPRISES, LLC, PINNACLE WEALTH GROUP OF MOUNT VERNON LLC, ARTHUR J. GORDON, MICHELLE SOFOS, NORTH FORK BANCORPORATION, INC., NORTH FORK BANK, MID-STATES BENEFITS CORPORATION AND ASSET ACCUMULATION, INC. DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Richard J. Arcara Chief Judge United States District Court
This case was referred to Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), on July 27, 2005. On August 28, 2007, plaintiffs filed a motion for partial summary judgment. On February 19, 2009, Magistrate Judge Schroeder filed a Report and Recommendation, recommending that plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment on the issue of liability for breach of contract only be granted as against defendant North Fork Bank.
Defendant North Fork Bank filed objections to the Report and Recommendation on March 3, 2009 and plaintiffs filed a response thereto. Oral argument on the objections was held on March 31, 2009.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), this Court must make a de novo determination of those portions of the Report and Recommendation to which objections have been made. Upon a de novo review of the Report and Recommendation, and after reviewing the submissions and hearing argument from the parties, the Court adopts the proposed findings of the Report and Recommendation.
Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in Magistrate Judge Schroeder's Report and Recommendation, plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment on the issue of liability for breach of contract is granted as against North Fork Bank. This case is referred back to Magistrate Judge Schroeder for further proceedings.
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