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Case 1:12-cv-00694-JTN-ESC Doc #18 Filed 07/30/13 Page 1 of 2 Page ID#87

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN

SOUTHERN DIVISION

GERALD NELSON,

Plaintiff,



Case No. 1:12-cv-694

v.

HON. JANET T. NEFF

BRADLEY BALK, et al.,

Defendants.

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ORDER APPROVING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

This is a civil rights action purportedly filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Defendants filed

a Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt 13). The matter was referred to the Magistrate Judge, who

issued a Report and Recommendation on July 8, 2013, recommending that Defendants’ motion be

granted and this matter be terminated. The Report and Recommendation was duly served on the

parties. No objections have been filed. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Therefore,

THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate

Judge (Dkt 17) is APPROVED and ADOPTED as the opinion of the Court.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt 13)

is GRANTED and this matter is TERMINATED for the reasons stated in the Report and

Recommendation.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that upon review of Plaintiff’s claims, this Court can discern

no good-faith basis for an appeal and so certifies in accordance with McGore v. Wrigglesworth, 114

F.3d 601, 611 (6th Cir. 1997).

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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that should Plaintiff appeal this decision, the Court will

access the $455 appellate filing fee pursuant to § 1915(b)(1), see McGore, 114 F.3d at 610-11,

unless Plaintiff is barred from proceeding in forma pauperis, e.g., by the “three-strikes” rule of §

1915(g). If he is barred, he will be required to pay the $455 appellate filing fee in one lump sum.

Dated: July 30, 2013

/s/Janet T. Neff
JANET T. NEFF
United States District Judge