Pratt v. Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners
ORDER accepting and adopting in its entirety ECF No. 36 Report and Recommendation; dismissing without prejudice this case; denying as moot ECF No. 35 Motion to Dismiss; directing Clerk to close case. Signed by Judge Miranda M. Du on 7/10/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - KR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
JACOB R. PRATT,
Case No. 3:15-cv-00505-MMD-WGC
CHIEF PAROLE AND PROBATION
OFFICER, et al.,
ORDER ACCEPTING AND ADOPTING
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF
MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM G. COBB
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate
Judge William G. Cobb (ECF No. 36) (“R&R”) recommending dismissal of this action
without prejudice. Plaintiff had until July 5, 2017, to object to the R&R. To date, no
objection has been filed.
This 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)(1). Where a party
timely objects to a magistrate judge’s report and recommendation, then the court is
required to “make a de novo determination of those portions of the [report and
recommendation] to which objection is made.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Where a party fails
to object, however, the court is not required to conduct “any review at all . . . of any issue
that is not the subject of an objection.” Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985).
Indeed, the Ninth Circuit has recognized that a district court is not required to review a
magistrate judge’s report and recommendation where no objections have been filed. See
United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114 (9th Cir. 2003) (disregarding the standard
of review employed by the district court when reviewing a report and recommendation to
which no objections were made); see also Schmidt v. Johnstone, 263 F. Supp. 2d 1219,
1226 (D. Ariz. 2003) (reading the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Reyna-Tapia as adopting the
view that district courts are not required to review “any issue that is not the subject of an
objection.”). Thus, if there is no objection to a magistrate judge’s recommendation, then
the court may accept the recommendation without review. See, e.g., Johnstone, 263 F.
Supp. 2d at 1226 (accepting, without review, a magistrate judge’s recommendation to
which no objection was filed).
Nevertheless, this Court finds it appropriate to engage in a de novo review to
determine whether to adopt Magistrate Judge Cobb’s R&R. The Magistrate Judge
recommends permitting Plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss this action without prejudice. (ECF
No. 36.) Upon reviewing the R&R and records in this case, this Court finds good cause
to adopt the Magistrate Judge’s R&R in full.
Recommendation of Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb (ECF No. 36) is accepted and
adopted in its entirety.
It is ordered that this case is dismissed without prejudice.
It is further ordered that Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (or Alternatively Motion for
Summary Judgment) (ECF No. 35) is denied as moot.
The Clerk is instructed to close this case.
DATED THIS 10th day of July 2017.
MIRANDA M. DU
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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