Reich v. 559 St. Johns Pl LLC et al
ORDER ADOPTING 4 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION re 1 Complaint filed by Alexander Reich. The Complaint is dismissed with prejudice, and Clerk of the Court is respectfully requested to close this case. Ordered by Judge Sandra L. Townes on 8/25/2015. (Barrett, C)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
IN CLERK'S OFFICE
U.S. DISTRICT COURT E.D.N.V.
* AUG 27 2015 *
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT
-against1 5-CV-028 1 (SLT)(JO)
559 ST. JOHNS PL LLC, et al.,
TOWNES, United States District Judge:
On January 20, 2015, plaintiff Alexander Reich ("Plaintiff') commenced this diversity
action against various defendants and New York City agencies seeking foreclosure on two
properties known as 1308 Caton Avenue and 423 Throop Avenue, both located in Brooklyn.
(Complaint, Doc. No. 1.) Plaintiff failed to file proof of timely service of the Summons and
Complaint on any defendant. Indeed, the docket reflects that Plaintiff has taken no action since
the date of commencement.
In an order dated May 7, 2015, Magistrate Judge James Orenstein issued the following
A review of the docket indicates that the plaintiff has not filed proof of
timely service of the Summons and Complaint as required on any
defendant. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(0, (m). No later than May 14, 2015, the
plaintiff must either file proof of timely service on the docket or file a
motion requesting an extension of the time to effect service for good
cause. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m). Failure to comply will result in a
recommendation that the case be dismissed for failure to prosecute.
SeeFed. R. Civ. P. 4(m), 41 (b).
When Plaintiff failed to comply with the May 7 order, Judge Orenstein issued an Order to Show
Cause stating that "[n]o later than May 26, 2015, Plaintiff must show cause in writing why I
should not recommend to the assigned District Judge that this action be dismissed for failure to
prosecute pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41 (b)." Plaintiff never responded to the
Order to Show Cause. Accordingly, on July 31, 2015, Judge Orenstein issued a Report and
Recommendation ("R&R") recommending that the Complaint be dismissed with prejudice for
failure to prosecute. (R&R, Doe. No. 4, at 3.) The R&R stated that any objections to the
recommendation must be filed by August 17, 2015, and specifically advised that failure to file
written objections "designating the particular issues to be reviewed waives the right to appeal the
district court's order."
(Id.) The date to object has now passed without any activity by
A district court is not required to review the factual or legal conclusions of a magistrate
judge as to those portions of a report and recommendation to which no objections are addressed.
See Thomas v. Am, 474 U.S. 140, 150 (1985). Nonetheless, when no objections are filed, many
courts seek to satisfy themselves "that there is no clear error on the face of the record." Fed. R.
Civ. P. 72(b) advisory committee note (1983 Addition); see also Edwards v. Town of
Huntington, No. 05 Civ. 339 (NGG) (AKT), 2007 WL 2027913, at *2 (E.D.N.Y. July 11, 2007).
Accordingly, this Court has reviewed the R&R for clear error on the face of the record. The
Court finds no clear error, and therefore adopts the R&R in its entirety as the opinion of the
Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
For the reasons stated above, Magistrate Judge Orenstein's Report and Recommendation
dated July 31, 2015, is adopted in its entirety. The Complaint is dismissed with prejudice, and
Clerk of the Court is respectfully requested to close this case.
/s/ Sandra L. Townes
United States District Judge
W,New York 2015
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