Mullinax v. White et al
ORDER AND OPINION adopting the 8 Report and Recommendation and dismissing the action without prejudice. Signed by Honorable Bruce Howe Hendricks on 10/26/2017. (bgoo)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Steven L. Mullinax,
K. White, Medical Director; L. Blackwell,
Srgnt. Kitchen Supervisor; Medical Staff of
Spartanburg County Detention Center;
Kitchen Staff of Spntbg County Detention
C/A No.: 0:17-2393-BHH
ORDER AND OPINION
This matter is before the Court for review of the Report and Recommendation of
United States Magistrate Paige J. Gossett made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)
and Local Rule 73.02 for the District of South Carolina. On September 28, 2017, the
Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation recommending that Plaintiff’s
complaint be dismissed without prejudice, and without issuance and service of process.
(ECF No. 8.)
The Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to this Court. The
recommendation has no presumptive weight. The responsibility to make a final
determination remains with this Court. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270–71
(1976). The 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). The Court may
also receive further evidence or recommit the matter to the Magistrate Judge with
instructions. Id. The Court is charged with making a de novo determination of those
portions of the Report and Recommendation to which specific objections are made.
Plaintiff filed no objections and the time for doing so expired on October 16,
2017. In the absence of objections to the Magistrate Judge’s Report and
Recommendation, this Court is not required to provide an explanation for adopting the
recommendation. 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 and advisory
Here, because no objections have been filed, the Court has reviewed the
Magistrate Judge’s findings and recommendations for clear error. Finding none, the
Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge that Plaintiff’s claims against Defendants are
subject to summary dismissal.
Accordingly, the Report and Recommendation is adopted and incorporated
herein by reference, and this action is DISMISSED without prejudice.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/Bruce Howe Hendricks
United States District Judge
October 26, 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL
The parties are hereby notified that any right to appeal this Order is governed by
Rules 3 and 4 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?