February 20, 2015
MICHAEL L. FORTIN, Plaintiff
KEVIN COX, Defendant
ORDER AFFIRMING THE RECOMMENDED DECISION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE
GEORGE Z. SINGAL U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
The United States Magistrate Judge filed with the Court on January 13, 2015, his Recommended Decision (ECF No. 24). Defendant filed his Objection to the Recommended Decision (ECF No. 25) on January 26, 2015. Plaintiff filed his Response to Defendant’s Objection to the Recommended Decision (ECF No. 26) on February 19, 2015.
I have reviewed and considered the Magistrate Judge's Recommended Decision, together with the entire record; I have made a de novo determination of all matters adjudicated by the Magistrate Judge's Recommended Decision; and I concur with the recommendations of the United States Magistrate Judge for the reasons set forth in his Recommended Decision, and determine that no further proceeding is necessary.
1. It is therefore ORDERED that the Recommended Decision of the Magistrate Judge is hereby AFFIRMED.
2. It is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend (ECF No. 21) is GRANTED.
3. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s retaliation claim (ECF No. 14) is DENIED.