Cunningham v. Cunningham et al
ORDER adopting 105 Report and Recommendation; granting, in part, and denying, in part, 75 Petitioner's Motion to Tax Costs. The Clerk of the Court is directed to enter judgment in accordance with this Order. Signed by Judge Marcia Morales Howard on 1/12/2018. (JW)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No. 3:16-cv-1349-J-34JBT
TERRANCE CUNNINGHAM and
THIS CAUSE is before the Court on the Report and Recommendation (Dkt. No.
105; Report), entered by the Honorable Joel B. Toomey, United States Magistrate Judge,
on December 15, 2017. In the Report, Judge Toomey recommends that Petitioner’s
Motion to Tax Costs (Dkt. No. 75) be granted, in part, and denied, in part. See Report at
8. No objections to the Report have been filed, and the time for doing so has 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 fact 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
The Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation (Dkt. No. 105) is
ADOPTED as the opinion of the Court.1
Petitioner’s Motion to Tax Costs (Dkt. No. 75) is GRANTED, in part, and
DENIED, in part.
a. The Motion is GRANTED to the extent that Petitioner is awarded a
total of $12,799.26, which includes $7,730.23 for necessary expenses
pursuant to 22 U.S.C. § 9007(b)(3) and $5,069.03 for taxable costs
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1920.
b. Otherwise, the Motion is DENIED.
The Clerk of the Court is directed to enter Judgment in accordance with this
DONE AND ORDERED in Jacksonville, Florida this 12th day of January, 2018.
Counsel of Record
In so doing, with regard to the discussion of the necessity of Mr. Takeda’s presence at trial, the Court notes
that although an official translator was present, there were times such as when Petitioner’s son was testifying,
that Petitioner had to rely on Mr. Takeda for translation.
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