(PC) Rouser v. Rutherford et al, No. 2:2007cv01107 - Document 75 (E.D. Cal. 2010)

Court Description: ORDER signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 9/21/2010 ORDERING that the 72 findings and recommendations filed June 29, 2010, are adopted in full. Plaintiff's 32 April 6, 2009, motion for summary judgment is DENIED. Defendants' 59 December 28, 2009, motion for summary judgment is GRANTED and this case is closed. CASE CLOSED. (Duong, D)
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(PC) Rouser v. Rutherford et al Doc. 75 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 WILLIAM ROUSER, 11 12 Plaintiff, No. CIV S-07-1107 JAM GGH P vs. 13 K. RUTHERFORD, et al., 14 Defendants. 15 16 ORDER / Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed this civil rights action 17 seeking relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The matter was referred to a United States Magistrate 18 Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302. 19 On June 29, 2010, the magistrate judge filed findings and recommendations 20 herein which were served on all parties and which contained notice to all parties that any 21 objections to the findings and recommendations were to be filed within fourteen days. Plaintiff 22 has filed objections to the findings and recommendations and defendants filed a reply. 23 In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C) and Local Rule 24 304, this court has conducted a de novo review of this case. Having carefully reviewed the entire 25 file, the court finds the findings and recommendations to be supported by the record and by 26 1 Dockets.Justia.com 1 proper analysis.1 2 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 3 1. The findings and recommendations filed June 29, 2010, are adopted in full; 4 2. Plaintiff’s April 6, 2009, motion for summary judgment (Doc. 32) is denied; 5 and 6 3. Defendants’ December 28, 2009, motion for summary judgment (Doc. 59), is 7 granted and this case is closed. 8 DATED: September 21, 2010 9 10 /s/ John A. Mendez UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 In his objections, plaintiff states for the first time, that he is not eligible for parole until 2032 and does not receive good time credits. Plaintiff therefore concludes that the finding that many of his claims were barred by Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994) and Edwards v. Balisok, 520 U.S. 641, 648 (1997) was incorrect. However, it was set forth as undisputed fact that plaintiff received a 30 day credit forfeiture as a result of the disciplinary hearing that served as the basis for the instant case, which extended the length of his confinement. See June 29, 2010, Findings and Recommendations at 6; Motion for Summary Judgment at 25. Thus, plaintiff’s challenge to the disciplinary hearing procedure is barred as a favorable judgment would imply the invalidity of the resulting loss of his 30 day time credits. 2