Panem v. Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
OPINION AND ORDER granting 25 Motion to Approve Settlement and to Dismiss; adopting and incorporating 26 Report and Recommendations; approving settlement as fair and reasonable. The Clerk shall enter judgment dismissing the case with prejudice, terminate all deadlines and motions, and close the file. Signed by Judge John E. Steele on 9/19/2016. (RKR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
FORT MYERS DIVISION
NANCY PANEM, for herself and
on behalf of those similarly
Case No: 2:15-cv-397-FtM-29CM
OPINION AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on consideration of the
Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation (Doc. #26), filed
September 2, 2016, recommending that the parties' Joint Motion to
Approve Settlement Agreement and to Dismiss With Prejudice (Doc.
#25) be granted, the Settlement Agreement and Employee's Full and
Final Release of Claims (Doc. #25-1) be approved, and the case
No objections have been filed and the time to do so
After conducting a careful and complete review of the findings
and recommendations, a district judge may accept, reject or modify
the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation.
28 U.S.C. §
636(b)(1); Williams v. Wainwright, 681 F.2d 732 (11th Cir. 1982),
cert. denied, 459 U.S. 1112 (1983).
In the absence of specific
objections, there is no requirement that a district judge review
factual findings de novo, Garvey v. Vaughn, 993 F.2d 776, 779 n.9
(11th Cir. 1993), and the court may accept, reject or modify, in
whole or in part, the findings and recommendations.
28 U.S.C. §
The district judge reviews legal conclusions de
novo, even in the absence of an objection.
See Cooper-Houston v.
Southern Ry. Co., 37 F.3d 603, 604 (11th Cir. 1994); Castro
Bobadilla v. Reno, 826 F. Supp. 1428, 1431-32 (S.D. Fla. 1993),
aff’d, 28 F.3d 116 (11th Cir. 1994) (Table).
After conducting an independent examination of the file and
upon due consideration of the Report and Recommendation, the Court
accepts the Report and Recommendation of the magistrate judge.
Accordingly, it is now
adopted and the findings incorporated herein.
Agreement and to Dismiss With Prejudice (Doc. #25) is granted and
the Settlement Agreement and Employee's Full and Final Release of
Claims (Doc. #25-1) is approved as a fair and reasonable resolution
of a bona fide dispute.
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The Clerk shall enter judgment dismissing the case with
prejudice, terminate all deadlines and motions, and close the file.
DONE and ORDERED at Fort Myers, Florida, this
of September, 2016.
Hon. Carol Mirando
United States Magistrate Judge
Counsel of Record
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