UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
June 15, 2010
DONALD CARNEY, ACTION NO. 1 PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL F. HOGAN, COMMISSIONER, NYS OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH; AND DONALD SAWYER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CNYPC, DEFENDANTS.
DONALD CARNEY, ACTION NO. 2 PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL F. HOGAN; TERRI MAXYMILLIAN; VALERIE COLASANTE; AND DONALD SAWYER, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: David N. Hurd United States District Judge
DECISION and ORDER
Plaintiff, Donald Carney, brought these civil rights actions in November 2008, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The cases were consolidated in December 2008. By Report-Recommendation dated March 30, 2010, the Honorable Andrew T. Baxter, United States Magistrate Judge, recommended that defendants' motion to dismiss pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) (Dkt. No. 15) be granted in part and denied in part as follows: all of plaintiff's claims with the exception of his First Amendment cause of action seeking injunctive relief against the defendants in their official capacity be dismissed.
The defendants have filed objections to the Report-Recommendation.
Based upon a de novo review of the Report-Recommendation and the entire file, including those portions to which the defendants have objected, the Report-Recommendation is accepted and adopted in all respects. See 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1).
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that defendants' motion to dismiss is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part as follows:
(a) All of plaintiff's claims with the exception of his First Amendment cause of action in the Lead Case (08-cv-1251) seeking injunctive relief against the defendants in their official capacity are DISMISSED;
(b) The Member Case (9:09-CV-1280) is DISMISSED;
(c) The Clerk shall enter judgment dismissing the Member Case (08-cv-1280); and
(d) The Lead Case (08-CV-1251) shall be returned to the Magistrate Judge for handling of further proceedings in the plaintiff's First Amendment cause of action seeking injunctive relief against defendants Michael F. Hogan and Donald Sawyer in their official capacities.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Utica, New York.
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