United States District Court, W.D. New York
December 16, 2014
CHIRAN J. KANTIPULY, Plaintiff,
UNITED STATES, et al., Defendants.
RICHARD J. ARCARA, District Judge.
The above-referenced case was referred to Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr., pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(b)(1)(B). Defendants filed a motion to dismiss pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1), 12(b)(5), and 12(b)(6). (Dkt. No. 6) Plaintiff, who is appearing pro se, filed a motion for issuance of summons. (Dkt. No 13) On January 31, 2014, Magistrate Judge Schroeder issued a Report and Recommendation recommending that defendants' motion to dismiss be granted, and plaintiff's motion for issuance of summons be denied. (Dkt. No. 16)
Plaintiff filed objections to the Report and Recommendation on May 2, 2014. (Dkt. No. 18) Defendants filed a response on October 22, 2014 (Dkt. No. 21), and the Court deemed the matter submitted without oral argument.
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 de novo review, and after reviewing the submissions of 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, defendants' motion to dismiss is granted, and plaintiff's motion for issuance of summons is denied.
The Clerk of the Court is instructed to close the case.