Bilal Al-Haqq v. Oliver Washington


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 2:13-cv-02867-TMC. Copies to all parties and the district court. [1000016437]. Mailed to: Bilal A. Al-Haqq. [15-7522]

Download PDF
Appeal: 15-7522 Doc: 19 Filed: 02/03/2017 Pg: 1 of 4 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 15-7522 BILAL A. AL-HAQQ, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. SGT OLIVER WASHINGTON, Defendant - Appellee, and JOHN PATE, Warden; MAJOR WALTER WORRICK; AW RANDALL WILLIAMS; LT RICHARD JENKINS; LT TYLER; CPL MARVIN BRYANT; MS. EDITH WETHERBEE; MRS. VIRGINIA GRUBBS; MS. V. JONES, official and individual capacity, Defendants. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Charleston. Timothy M. Cain, District Judge. (2:13-cv-02867-TMC) Submitted: January 19, 2017 Decided: February 3, 2017 Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, DUNCAN, Circuit Judge, and DAVIS, Senior Circuit Judge. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Appeal: 15-7522 Doc: 19 Filed: 02/03/2017 Pg: 2 of 4 Bilal A. Al-Haqq, Appellant Pro Se. Mary Bass Lohr, Andrew Yoho, HOWELL, GIBSON & HUGHES, PA, Beaufort, Carolina, for Appellee. James South Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. 2 Appeal: 15-7522 Doc: 19 Filed: 02/03/2017 Pg: 3 of 4 PER CURIAM: Bilal A. Al-Haqq appeals the district court’s orders denying relief on his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2012) complaint. The district court referred this case to a magistrate judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) (2012). In two reports, the magistrate judge recommended that claims against some defendants be dismissed, and that relief be denied on the merits; the magistrate judge advised Al-Haqq in both recommendations that failure to timely file specific objections to the recommendations could waive appellate review of a district court order based upon the recommendation. The timely filing of specific objections to a magistrate judge’s recommendation is necessary to preserve appellate review of the substance of that recommendation when the parties have been warned of the consequences of noncompliance. Wright v. Collins, 766 F.2d 841, 845-46 (4th Cir. 1985); see also United States v. Benton, 523 F.3d 424, 428 (4th Cir. 2008). Al-Haqq has waived appellate review by failing to file objections to the magistrate judge’s first report and recommendation and failing to file specific objections to the magistrate judge’s second report and recommendation after receiving proper Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the district court. 3 notice. Appeal: 15-7522 Doc: 19 Filed: 02/03/2017 Pg: 4 of 4 We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED 4

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.

Why Is My Information Online?