Ranieri v. Premier Fire Alarms and Integration Systems, Inc.
ORDER AFFIRMING AND ADOPTING 122 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION which grants in part and denies in part 112 Motion for Attorney Fees filed by Thomas Ranieri. Plaintiff is awarded $38,480.00 in attorneys' fees. Certificate of Appealability: No Ruling. Signed by Judge Darrin P. Gayles on 8/1/2022. See attached document for full details. (scn)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 0:19-cv-60229-GAYLES
THOMAS RANIERI, and all others
similarly situated under 29 U.S.C. 216(b),
PREMIER FIRE ALARMS AND
INTEGRATION SYSTEMS, INC., a
THIS CAUSE comes before the Court on Magistrate Judge Jared M. Strauss’ Report and
Recommendation (the “Report”) [ECF No. 122] regarding Plaintiff Thomas Ranieri’s Verified
Motion for Attorney Fees (the “Motion”) [ECF No. 112]. On May 20, 2022, the Court referred the
Motion to Judge Strauss for a ruling. [ECF No. 116]. On July 15, 2022, Judge Strauss issued his
Report recommending that the Motion be granted in part and denied in part. No objections were
A district court may accept, reject, or modify a magistrate judge’s report and
recommendation. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Those portions of the report and recommendation to which
objections are made are accorded de novo review, if those objections “pinpoint the specific findings
that the party disagrees with.” United States v. Schultz, 565 F.3d 1353, 1360 (11th Cir. 2009); see
also Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(3). Any portions of the report and recommendation to which no specific
objections are made are reviewed only for clear error. Liberty Am. Ins. Grp., Inc. v. WestPoint
Underwriters, L.L.C., 199 F. Supp. 2d 1271, 1276 (M.D. Fla. 2001); accord Macort v. Prem, Inc.,
208 F. App’x 781, 784 (11th Cir. 2006).
Having reviewed the Report for clear error, the Court agrees with Judge Strauss’ wellreasoned analysis and conclusion that the Motion should be granted in part and denied in part.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows:
Magistrate Judge Jared M. Strauss’ Report and Recommendation, [ECF No. 122],
is AFFIRMED AND ADOPTED and incorporated into this Order by reference.
Plaintiff’s Verified Motion for Attorney Fees, [ECF No. 112], is GRANTED in
part and DENIED in part. Plaintiff is awarded $38,480.00 in attorneys’ fees.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Miami, Florida, this 1st day of August, 2022.
DARRIN P. GAYLES
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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