Michael Reeves v. Hampton Forest Apt
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 6:16-cv-00715-HMH Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: appellant. [17-1135]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
MICHAEL LADALE REEVES,
Plaintiff – Appellant,
HAMPTON FOREST APTS; BETTY PARR; MONUMENT REAL ESTATE
SVCS; JENNY DECKER,
Defendants - Appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at
Greenville. Henry M. Herlong, Jr., Senior District Judge. (6:16-cv-00715-HMH)
Submitted: May 23, 2017
Decided: May 25, 2017
Before KING, AGEE, and WYNN, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed as modified by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Michael Ladale Reeves, Appellant Pro Se. James Geoffrey Osborn, Jr., ROGERS,
TOWNSEND & THOMAS, Greenville, South Carolina; Stephen Lynwood Brown,
Russell Grainger Hines, YOUNG CLEMENT RIVERS, LLP, Charleston, South
Carolina, for Appellees.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Michael Ladale Reeves appeals the district court’s order accepting the magistrate
judge’s recommendation to grant Defendants summary judgment on Reeves’ civil claims
against Defendants, including his claims brought pursuant to Title III of the Americans
with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12181 to 12189 (2012), and the Fair Housing Act, 42
U.S.C. §§ 3601 to 3619 (2012), and declining to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over
Reeves’ state law claims. We affirm as modified.
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 Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140 (1985).
Moreover, we limit our review to the issues raised in the Appellant’s informal brief. See
4th Cir. R. 34(b). Reeves waived appellate review of the district court’s dispositive
holdings by failing to file specific objections to the magistrate judge’s recommendation
after receiving proper notice, and by failing to challenge the district court’s dispositive
rationale in his informal brief.
Accordingly, although we affirm the district court’s judgment, we modify the
judgment to reflect that Reeves’ state law claims are dismissed without prejudice. 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
AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED
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