UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
June 19, 2012
DOUGLAS A. CASE, JR., PLAINTIFF,
THE TOWN OF NEW HARTFORD, PETER COLBURN, MICHAEL INSERRA, AND KAREN CASE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Norman A. Mordue, U. S. District Judge
The above matter comes to me following a Report-Recommendation by Magistrate Judge David E. Peebles, duly filed on the 17th day of May 2012. Following fourteen (14) days from the service thereof, the Clerk has sent me the file, including any and all objections filed by the parties herein.
After careful review of all of the papers herein, including the Magistrate Judge's Report-Recommendation, and no objections submitted thereto, it is ORDERED that:
1. The Report-Recommendation is hereby adopted in its entirety.
2. Defendants' joint motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint (Dkt. No. 32) is granted, and plaintiff's complaint (Dkt. No. 1) is dismissed, with prejudice, and with leave to the defendants to apply for an award of costs and attorney's fees under both Rules 11 and Rule 37(b)(2)(C), related to reasonable expenses caused by plaintiff's discovery failure, and pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1988.
3. Any application for costs and attorney's fees shall be filed within thirty (30) days of this Order or on or before July 19, 2012 and referred to Magistrate Judge Peebles for a recommendation.
4. The Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Order upon all parties and the Magistrate Judge assigned to this case
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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