Butler v. Dunford

Filing 23

ORDER: Adopting Findings and Recommendation 20 . Signed on 11/30/2017 by Judge Ann L. Aiken. (ck)

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1N THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON EUGENE DIVISION STEVEN BUTLER, Case No. 6: 17 CV 00562-JR ORDER Plaintiff, vs. CAROL DUNFORD, Defendant. AIKEN, Judge: Magistrate Judge Russo filed her Findings and Recommendation ("F&R") (doc. 20) on September 19, 2017. The matter is now before me. See 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(b); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72. No objections have been timely filed. Although this relieves me of my obligation to perform a de novo review, I retain the obligation to "make an informed, final determination." Britt v. Simi Valley Unified Sch. Dist., 708 F.2d 452, 454 (9th Cir. 1983), overruled on other grounds, United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 1121-22 (9th Cir. 2003) (en bane). The Magistrates Act does not specify a standard of review in cases where no objections are filed. Ray v. Astrue, 2012 WL 1598239, *1 (D. Or. May 7, 2012). Following the recommendation of the Rules Advisory Committee, I review the F&R for "clear en-or on the face of the record[.]" Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 Page 1 - OPINION AND ORDER advisory committee's note (1983) (citing Campbell v. United States District Court, 501 F.2d 196, 206 (9th Cir. 1974)); see also United States v. Vonn, 535 U.S. 55, 64 n.6 (2002) (stating that, "[i]n the absence of a clear legislative mandate, the Advisory Committee Notes provide a reliable source of insight into the meaning of' a federal rnle). Having reviewed the file of this case, I find no clear error. THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that I adopt Judge Russo's F&R (doc. 20). Dated this~y ofNovember, 2017. Ann Aiken United States District Judge Page 2 - OPINION AND ORDER

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