Shabazz v. WCBD News 2 et al
ORDER RULING ON 7 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION the case is dismissed without prejudice and without issuance and service of process. Signed by Honorable Patrick Michael Duffy on 04/27/2017. (egra, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Ahmad Shabazz, #1250108,
WCBD News 2, et al,
) C.A. 2:17-0791-PMD
This matter is before the court upon the magistrate judge's recommendation that the case be
dismissed without prejudice and without issuance and service of process. Because plaintiff is
proceeding pro se, this matter was referred to the magistrate judge.1
This Court is charged with conducting a de novo review of any portion of the magistrate
judge's report to which a specific objection is registered, and may accept, reject, or modify, in whole
or in part, the recommendations contained in that report. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(). However, absent
prompt objection by a dissatisfied party, it appears that Congress did not intend for the district court
to review the factual and legal conclusions of the magistrate judge. Thomas v Arn, 474 U.S. 140
(1985). Additionally, any party who fails to file timely, written objections to the magistrate judge's
report pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) waives the right to raise those objections at the appellate
court level. United States v. Schronce, 727 F.2d 91 (4th Cir. 1984).2 No objections have been filed
Pursuant to the provisions of Title 28 United States Code, § 636(b)(1)(B), and Local Rule
73.02(B)(2)(d), D.S.C., the magistrate judge is authorized to review all pretrial matters in such
pro se cases, and submit findings and recommendations to this Court.
In Wright v. Collins, 766 F.2d 841 (4th Cir. 1985), the court held "that a pro se litigant must
receive fair notification of the consequences of failure to object to a magistrate judge's report
before such a procedural default will result in waiver of the right to appeal. The notice must be
to the magistrate judge's report. Moreover, the report and recommendation sent to plaintiff was
returned with “Return to Sender” marked on the envelope, and no change of address had been given
as directed by the court.3
A review of the record indicates that the magistrate judge's report accurately summarizes this
case and the applicable law, therefore, the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation is hereby
adopted as the order of this Court. For the reasons articulated by the magistrate judge, the case is
dismissed without prejudice and without issuance and service of process.
AND IT IS SO ORDERED.
April 27, 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
sufficiently understandable to one in appellant's circumstances fairly to appraise him of what is
required.'" Id. at 846. Plaintiff was advised in a clear manner that his objections had to be filed
within ten (10) days, and he received notice of the consequences at the appellate level of his
failure to object to the magistrate judge's report.
The court issued an order on March 27, 2017 instructing plaintiff to keep the Clerk of Court
advised in writing of any change of address.
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