Jackman v. 20th Judicial Circuit Court Administration
ORDERED: The Report and Recommendation (Doc. 114) is ACCEPTED and ADOPTED and incorporated into this Order. This action is DISMISSED without prejudice for failure to comply with Court Orders and failure to prosecute. The Clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment, deny any pending motions as moot, terminate all deadlines, and close the case. Signed by Judge Sheri Polster Chappell on 9/8/2021. (AEH)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
FORT MYERS DIVISION
KEIRON KEITH JACKMAN,
Case No: 2:19-cv-828-SPC-MRM
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
SCOTT A WILSKER, SUZANNE
EDERR and NICHOEL
Before the Court is United States Magistrate Judge Mac R. McCoy’s
Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) (Doc. 114). Judge McCoy recommends
dismissing this action without prejudice because Plaintiff failed to comply with
Court Orders or prosecute his claims. Neither party timely objected, so the
matter is ripe for review. 2
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Because the Court served the R&R on Plaintiff by mail, he had three extra days to object
(i.e., seventeen days). Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(d); Jackson v. Sec’y of Fla. Dep’t of Corr., 791 F. App’x
1, 2 & n.1 (11th Cir. 2019); Riley v. HSBC Bank PLC, No. 8:18-cv-1212-T-23SPF, 2018 WL
5084725, at *1 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 3, 2018). Still, Plaintiff failed to object in time.
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After conducting a careful and complete review of the findings and
recommendations, a district judge may accept, reject, or modify the magistrate
judge’s R&R. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); see also Williams v. Wainwright, 681
F.2d 732 (11th Cir. 1982). 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. § 636(b)(1)(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).
After careful consideration and an independent review of the file, the
Court accepts and adopts the well-reasoned R&R in full. Judge McCoy did
yeoman’s work to keep the case on track. And he afforded Plaintiff every
opportunity to litigate this action.
These endeavors included multiple
extensions of time (even in the face of Plaintiff’s complete silence).
Plaintiff’s willful delay by failing to comply or prosecute eviscerated any effort
to move the case forward—despite ample warnings over the result. So the
Court concludes Judge McCoy got it right: dismissal without prejudice is
appropriate because lesser sanctions would not suffice given this clear pattern
of willful noncompliance.
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Tellingly, Plaintiff never objected to those factual findings. This not only
buttresses the R&R’s findings; it also likely waives most (if not all) of Plaintiff’s
right to appeal them. E.g., Harrigan v. Metro Dade Police Dep’t Station #4,
977 F.3d 1185, 1191 (11th Cir. 2020). The R&R specifically warned Plaintiff
of that too. (Doc. 114 at 9-10). Notably, as the R&R stated, Plaintiff is not a
typical pro se litigant—he is a licensed attorney. (Docs. 115-15 at 7-8, 43; 1156 at 1). This only supports the conclusion Plaintiff’s serial noncompliance
militates in favor of dismissal.
Accordingly, it is now
1. The Report and Recommendation (Doc. 114) is ACCEPTED and
ADOPTED and incorporated into this Order.
2. This action is DISMISSED without prejudice for failure to comply
with Court Orders and failure to prosecute.
3. The Clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment, deny any pending
motions as moot, terminate all deadlines, and close the case.
DONE and ORDERED in Fort Myers, Florida on September 8, 2021.
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