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Williams v. Steinhauer

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


March 27, 2006

ROBERT A. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF,
v.
JOE STEINHAUER, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

On October 29, 2001, Plaintiff Robert A. Williams ("Plaintiff"), an inmate, filed a complaint against Defendant Joe Steinhauer ("Defendant") and several other individuals seeking relief for injuries he alleged to have suffered in an incident at St. Clair County Jail. (Doc. 1.) At this point, Defendant Steinhauer is the only Defendant remaining in the case. Plaintiff seeks $3,500 in compensatory damages and $7,500 in punitive damages.

This matter comes before the Court on a Report and Recommendation ("the Report") filed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Phillip J. Frazier on March 7, 2006 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B). (Doc. 26.) Judge Frazier's Report recommends that Plaintiff be awarded $3,500 in compensatory damages. (Id.)

Under Rule 73.1 of the Local Rules of the Southern District of Illinois, the parties had ten days in which to serve and file written objections to the Report. As of this date, no objections have been filed. The ten-day period in which parties may file objections has expired. Therefore, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), this Court need not conduct de novo review. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-52 (1985).

Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS the Report (Doc. 26), and ENTERS judgment in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendant Steinhauer in the amount of $3,500 for compensatory damages, and against Plaintiff and in favor of Defendant Steinhauer as to punitive damages.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Signed this 27th day of March, 2006.

David R. Herndon United States District Judge

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