Carruega v. Steve's Painting, Inc. et al
OPINION AND ORDER granting 30 Motion to Approve Settlement; adopting and incorporating 31 Report and Recommendations; approving settlement. 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 10/11/2017. (RKR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
FORT MYERS DIVISION
LORENZO CARRUEGA, on behalf
STEVE’S PAINTING, INC., a
Florida profit corporation
OPINION AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on consideration of the
Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation (Doc. #31), filed
September 25, 2017, recommending that the parties' Joint Motion to
Approve Settlement (Doc. #30) be granted, the settlement approved,
and that the case be dismissed.
No objections have been filed and
the time to do so has expired.
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.
The parties' Joint Motion to Approve Settlement (Doc.
#30) is granted and the Settlement Agreement (Doc. #30-1) is
approved as a fair and reasonable resolution of a bona fide
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 October, 2017.
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Hon. Carol Mirando
United States Magistrate Judge
Counsel of Record
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