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Woods v. North Daktoa University System

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION


January 28, 2009

JAMES ARTHUR WOODS, SR., PLAINTIFF,
v.
NORTH DAKTOA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM AND WILLIAM GOETZ, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Daniel L. Hovland, Chief Judge United States District Court

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

On October 23, 2008, the plaintiff, James Woods, filed a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. See Docket No. 1. On December 15, 2008, Magistrate Judge Charles S. Miller, Jr. granted the motion. See Docket No. 2. Woods subsequently filed a complaint against the defendants. See Docket No. 3. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915, Judge Miller conducted a review of the record and relevant case law and submitted a Report and Recommendation on December 15, 2008. See Docket No. 4. Judge Miller recommended that the plaintiff's complaint be dismissed without prejudice (including without prejudice to the filing of a paid complaint) for lack of subject matter jurisdiction unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this order, Woods files an amended complaint curing the jurisdictional deficiencies. Woods was given thirty (30) days to file an objection to the Report and Recommendation. Woods did not file an objection.

The Court has carefully reviewed the Report and Recommendation, relevant case law, and the entire record and finds the Report and Recommendation to be persuasive. Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS the Report and Recommendation (Docket No. 4) in its entirety. Woods has thirty (30) days from the date of this order to file an amended complaint that seeks to cure the jurisdictional deficiencies found in the original complaint. If, after the thirty-day period, Woods has not filed an amended complaint, his original complaint will be dismissed without prejudice.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

20090128

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