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Corring v. Epps

United States District Court, Fifth Circuit

November 27, 2013



KEITH STARRETT, District Judge.

This cause is before the Court on Motion to Dismiss [37] filed by Defendants Christopher Epps, Jarita Bivens, Hubert Davis, Johnnie Denmark, Ronald King, and E.L. Sparkman. Defendant Dr. Parveen Kumar joined in the Motion to Dismiss [40]. Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker has filed a Report and Recommendation [44] and Plaintiff has objected to the Report and Recommendation [46]. The Court has considered the above pleadings, as well as other matters pending in the case, applicable law, etc., and finds that the Motion to Dismiss [37] should be granted and that this case be dismissed without prejudice. The Court further finds that the Motion for Relief From Retaliation [33] and Motion for Emergency Injunctive Relief [34] should be denied. The Court's rulings are based on the following reasons:


On February 13, 2013, Plaintiff Daniel George Corring, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed his Complaint [1] pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff is currently incarcerated at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution ("SMCI") in Leakesville, Mississippi, and his claims arose while he was a post-conviction inmate at SMCI. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants failed to protect him from harm at the hands of fellow inmates in violation of his constitutional rights. Pending before this Court are Plaintiff's Motion for Relief from Retaliation, Plaintiff's Motion for Emergency Injunctive Relief, and Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Exhaust Available Administrative Remedies.


When a party objects to a Report and Recommendation this Court is required to "make a de novo determination of those portions of the report or specified proposed findings or recommendations to which objection is made." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). See also Longmire v. Gust, 921 F.2d 620, 623 (5th Cir. 1991) (Party is "entitled to a de novo review by an Article III Judge as to those issues to which an objection is made.") Such review means that this Court will examine the entire record and will make an independent assessment of the law. The Court is not required, however, to reiterate the findings and conclusions of the Magistrate Judge. Koetting v. Thompson, 995 F.2d 37, 40 (5th Cir. 1993) nor need it consider objections that are frivolous, conclusive or general in nature. Battle v. United States Parole Commission, 834 F.2d 419, 421 (5th Cir. 1997). No factual objection is raised when a petitioner merely reurges arguments contained in the original petition. Edmond v. Collins, 8 F.3d 290, 293 (5th Cir. 1993).


In the Objections listed by Plaintiff, he goes through a litany of irrelevant statements and also makes scurrilous comments about the Court and judges. Plaintiff is cautioned that such comments are improper. The issue for judges in ruling on cases is what are the facts and law. Plaintiff makes no comment or points to no error in Judge Parker's analysis or faithfulness to following applicable statutory and case law.

This Court finds that the Objection is irrelevant to the issues before this Court and that the Objections lack merit. It is clear from the pleadings and admitted by the Plaintiff that he did not exhaust his remedies, which is a clear requirement of the statute and U.S. Supreme Court precedent. Therefore, this Court finds that the petition should be dismissed. If the petition is dismissed, the pending motions, likewise, should be dismissed.


As required by 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) this Court has conducted an independent review of the entire record and a de novo review of the matters raised by the objections. For the reasons set forth above, this Court concludes that Daniel Corring's objections lack merit and should be overruled. The Court further concludes that the Report and Recommendation is an accurate statement of the facts and the correct analysis of the law in all regards. Therefore, the Court accepts, approves and adopts the Magistrate Judge's factual findings and legal conclusions contained in the Report and Recommendation. Accordingly, it is ordered that the United States Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker's Report and Recommendation is accepted pursuant to 28 ...

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