IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
May 27, 2009
DONALD HUES, PLAINTIFF,
THOMAS CUNDIFF, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
MEMORANDUM and ORDER
In November 2007, Donald Huse filed this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuit alleging that his civil rights were violated during his former confinement at the Williamson County Jail between August 2006 and January 2007.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B), Magistrate Judge Philip M. Frazier submitted a Report and Recommendation ("the Report") on May 6, 2009 (Doc. 28). The Report recommends that the Court grant Defendants' Rule 41(b) motion to dismiss (Doc. 27) and that the Court dismiss with prejudice Huse's cause of action for failure to prosecute and for failure to follow Court Orders.
The Report was sent to the parties with a notice informing them of their right to appeal by way of filing "objections" within ten days of service of the Report. To date, none of the parties has filed objections. The period in which to 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. 27). The Court DISMISSES with prejudice Huse's cause of action for failure to prosecute and for failure to follow Court Orders. This dismissal operates as an adjudication on the merits of Huse's claims. Further, the Court ORDERS the Clerk of the Court to enter judgment reflecting the same.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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