United States of America v. Prosser
ORDER AND OPINION RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION adopting 35 Report and Recommendation denying a moot 27 Motion for Sanctions, granting Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Honorable J Michelle Childs on 6/8/2017. (asni, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
United States of America,
Charles M. Prosser d/b/a Prosser’s
Septic Tank Service,
Civil Action No.:1:16-cv-00866-JMC
This matter is before the court upon review of Magistrate Judge Shiva V. Hodges’ Report
and Recommendation (“Report”) (ECF No. 35), filed on May 23, 2017, recommending that
Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment against Defendant Charles M. Prosser be granted and
that judgment be entered against Defendant in the amount of $483,945.87, plus accruing
statutory interest to the date of payment in full.
Additionally, the Magistrate Judge’s Report recommends that the court grant Plaintiff’s
request for injunctive relief requiring Defendant to: (1) timely deposit federal income taxes and
Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) taxes withheld from Defendant’s employees,
together with Defendant’s liability for FICA taxes and Federal Unemployment Tax Act
(“FUTA”) taxes, in accordance with the federal deposit regulations; (2) provide proof to the
Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) that the requisite deposits were made; (3) timely file all Form
941 and 940 tax returns; (4) timely pay outstanding liabilities due on each Form 941 and 940
return required to be filed; (5) refrain from assigning any property or making any disbursements
until all Form 941 and Form 940 liabilities due for a period arising after the injunction is entered
have been paid; and (6) notify the IRS in writing of any new or unknown business that Prosser
may come to own or manage in the next five years. (ECF No. 35.)
The Magistrate Judge’s Report is made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and
Local Civil Rule 73.02 for the District of South Carolina. The Magistrate Judge makes only a
recommendation to this court, which 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 is charged with making a de novo determination of those portions of the
Report to which specific objections are made.
The parties were advised of their right to file objections to the Report. (ECF No. 35.)
However, neither party filed any objections to the Report.
In the absence of objections to the Magistrate Judge’s Report, 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 advisory committee’s note).
Furthermore, failure to file specific written objections to the Report results in a party’s waiver of
the right to appeal from the judgment of the District Court based upon such recommendation. 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140 (1985).
After a thorough review of the Report and the record in this case, the court finds the
Report provides an accurate summary of the facts and law and does not contain clear error. The
court ADOPTS the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 35), GRANTS
Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 27), and DENIES AS MOOT Plaintiff’s
Motion for Sanctions (id.).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
United States District Judge
June 8, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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