United States District Court, D. Minnesota
February 5, 2014
Bryce Suchan, Matthew Reece, Joseph D. Thornblad, Shawn Curry-Rakesh, Joseph J. Pederson, Peter Nelsen, and Michael Gabrio, Plaintiffs,
Commissioner of Human Services Lucinda Jesson and Attorney General Office, Defendants.
JOAN N. ERICKSEN, District Judge.
The Plaintiffs are patients at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center in St. Peter, Minnesota. They are confined pursuant to orders of civil commitment entered by Minnesota state courts. The Plaintiffs collectively brought this action by filing a civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. ECF No. 1. One of the Plaintiffs, Joseph Thornblad, has also filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis ("IFP"). ECF No. 2.
The case is now before the Court on a Report and Recommendation from the Honorable Steven E. Rau, United States Magistrate Judge. ECF No. 3. Magistrate Judge Rau recommends that Mr. Thornblad's IFP application be denied and that this action be dismissed under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii) because the Complaint fails to state a claim on which relief can be granted. None of the Plaintiffs objected to the Report and Recommendation.
The Court has conducted a de novo review of the record, D.Minn. L.R. 72.2(b), and now adopts the Report and Recommendation.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED THAT:
1. Plaintiff Joseph Thornblad's Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis [ECF No. 2] is DENIED.
2. This action is DISMISSED under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii).
LET JUDGMENT BE ENTERED ACCORDINGLY.