United States of America v. Hunter

Filing 11

ORDER adopting 10 Report and Recommendation; granting 9 Plaintiff's Motion for Entry of Default Final Judgment. The Clerk of the Court is directed to enter judgment in accordance with this Order and close the file. Signed by Judge Marcia Morales Howard on 10/17/2016. (JW)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA JACKSONVILLE DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 3:16-cv-735-J-34JBT TERI L. HUNTER, Defendant. _____________________________________/ ORDER THIS CAUSE is before the Court on the Report and Recommendation (Dkt. No. 10; Report), entered by the Honorable Joel B. Toomey, United States Magistrate Judge, on September 19, 2016. In the Report, Magistrate Judge Toomey recommends that Plaintiff’s Motion for Entry of Default Final Judgment (Dkt. No. 9) be granted. See Report at 2, 9. Defendant has failed to file objections to the Report, and the time for doing so has now passed. The Court “may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate judge.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b). If no specific objections to findings of facts are filed, the district court is not required to conduct a de novo review of those findings. See Garvey v. Vaughn, 993 F.2d 776, 779 n.9 (11th Cir. 1993); see also 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). However, the district court must review legal conclusions de novo. See Cooper-Houston v. Southern Ry. Co., 37 F.3d 603, 604 (11th Cir. 1994); United States v. Rice, No. 2:07-mc-8-FtM-29SPC, 2007 WL 1428615, at * 1 (M.D. Fla. May 14, 2007). Upon independent review of the file and for the reasons stated in the Magistrate Judge’s Report, the Court will accept and adopt the legal and factual conclusions recommended by the Magistrate Judge. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED: 1. The Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation (Dkt. No. 10) is ADOPTED as the opinion of the Court. 2. Plaintiff’s Motion for Entry of Default Final Judgment (Dkt. No. 9) is GRANTED. 3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to enter judgment in favor of Plaintiff United States of America, and against Defendant Teri L. Hunter, 33 Westridge Lane, Palm Coast, Florida 32164 in the sum of $49,926.18 plus $2.74 per day from December 14, 2015 to the date of this Order. 4. Post judgment interest will accrue at the statutory rate set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 1961. 5. The Clerk of the Court is further directed to terminate any pending motions and close the file. DONE AND ORDERED in Jacksonville, Florida, this 17th day of October, 2016. -2- ja Copies to: Counsel of Record Teri L. Hunter 33 Westridge Lane Palm Coast, FL 32164 -3-

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