Williams v. SC Dept of Corrections
ORDER adopting the 6 Report and Recommendation and dismissing Plaintiff's complaint without prejudice and without issuance and service of process. Signed by Honorable Timothy M. Cain on 4/12/2017. (bgoo)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
ROCK HILL DIVISION
S.C. Department of Corrections,
Civil Action No. 0:17-604-TMC
Plaintiff, proceeding pro se, filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In accordance
with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Local Civil Rule 73.02, D.S.C., this matter was referred to a
magistrate judge for pretrial handling. Before the court is the magistrate judge’s Report and
Recommendation (“Report”), recommending that Plaintiff’s complaint be dismissed without
prejudice and without issuance and service of process. (ECF No. 6). Plaintiff was advised of his
right to file objections to the Report. (ECF No. 6 at 5). However, Plaintiff filed no objections to the
Report, and the time to do so has now run.
The Report has no presumptive weight and the responsibility to make a final determination
in this matter remains with this court See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270-71 (1976). In the
absence of objections, this court is not required to provide an explanation for adopting the Report.
See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). Rather, “in the absence of a timely filed
objection, a district court need not conduct a de novo review, but instead must only satisfy itself that
there is no clear error on the face of the record in order to accept the recommendation.” Diamond
v. Colonial Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 416 F.3d 310, 315 (4th Cir. 2005) (quoting Fed. R. Civ. P. 72
advisory committee’s note).
After a thorough review of the Report and the record in this case, the court adopts the
magistrate judge's Report (ECF No. 6) and incorporates it herein. It is therefore ORDERED that
Plaintiff’s complaint is DISMISSED without prejudice and without issuance and service of process.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Timothy M. Cain
Timothy M. Cain
United States District Judge
April 12, 2017
Anderson, South Carolina
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL
The parties are hereby notified of the right to appeal this order pursuant to Rules 3 and 4
of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
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