Balan v. Vestcor Fund XXII, LTD et al
ORDER adopting 40 Report and Recommendation; denying 31 Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. Signed by Judge Marcia Morales Howard on 11/18/2020. (JW)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No. 3:19-cv-351-J-34JBT
VESTCOR FUND XXII, LTD., et al.,
THIS CAUSE is before the Court on the Report and Recommendation (Dkt. No. 40;
Report) entered by the Honorable Joel B. Toomey, United States Magistrate Judge, on
November 2, 2020. In the Report, Judge Toomey recommends that Defendants’ Motion
for Judgment on the Pleadings (Dkt. No. 31; Motion) be denied. See Report at 1, 9. To
date, 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 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. S. 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
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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
1. The Report and Recommendation (Dkt. No. 40) is ADOPTED as the opinion of
2. Defendants’ Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings (Dkt. No. 31) is DENIED.
DONE AND ORDERED at Jacksonville, Florida, this 18th day of November, 2020.
Counsel of Record
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