Sturkey v. Stirling et al
ORDER adopting 38 Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Mary Gordon Baker. This action is DISMISSED with prejudice pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). Signed by Honorable Richard M Gergel on 11/2/2015.(ssam, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLIN1!s:\~. ,-(5 o!~:'i'~:
Willie Joe Sturkey,
Brian Stirling, et. al.,
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This matter comes before the Court on the Report and Recommendation (R & R) of the
Magistrate Judge (Dkt. No. 38), recommending that this action be dismissed with prejudice
pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). Plaintiff has not filed objections to the R & R. For the reasons
stated below, the Court the adopts the R & R and dismisses this action.
The Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to this Court. The recommendation
has no presumptive weight, and the responsibility to make a final determination remains with the
Court. 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." 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). This Court is charged with making a de novo determination ofthose
portions of the R & R or specified proposed findings or recommendations to which objection is
made. Diamond v. Colonial Life & Ace. Ins. Co., 416 F.3d 310, 315 (4th Cir. 2005) (quoting 28
U.S.c. § 636(b)(l)); accord Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b).
Here, however, because no objection has been made, this Court "must 'only satisfY itself
that there is no clear error on the face of the record in order to accept the recommendation. '" Id.
(quoting Fed. R. Civ. P 72 advisory committee note). Moreover, in the absence of specific
objections to the R & R, the Court need not give any explanation for adopting the Magistrate
Judge's analysis and recommendation. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199-200 (4th Cir.
Despite an explanation in a Roseboro Order that this case would be dismissed if Plaintiff
failed to respond to Defendants' motion to dismiss (Dkt. No. 26) and a second order giving
Plaintiff an additiona120 days to respond and advising Plaintiff that the case would be dismissed
ifhe did not respond (Dkt. No. 35), Plaintiff has still not filed a response. Nor has he filed a
response to the R & R recommending dismissal with prejudice.
Accordingly, the Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge that Plaintiff has satisfied all the
criteria for dismissal pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the
factors set forth in Chandler Leasing Corp. v. Lopez, 669 F .2d 919, 920 (4th Cir. 1982).
Therefore, the District Court ADOPTS the Magistrate Judge's R & R, (Dkt. No. 38), as
the Order of this Court. Accordingly, this action is DISMISSED with prejudice pursuant to Fed.
R. Civ. P. 41(b).
AND IT IS SO ORDERED.
United States District Judge
Charleston, South Carolina
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