Bearden v. Oconee County Detention Center Staff et al

Filing 15

OPINION AND ORDER The Court adopts the 13 Report and Recommendation. It is therefore ordered that this action is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Henry M Herlong, Jr on 11/18/2021.(hcor, )

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2:21-cv-01144-HMH Date Filed 11/18/21 Entry Number 15 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON DIVISION Curtis Justin Bearden, Plaintiff, vs. Oconee County Detention Center Staff; and Jeremy Chapman, Captain, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) C.A. No. 2:21-1144-HMH-MGB OPINION & ORDER This matter is before the court for review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Mary Gordon Baker, 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. 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 is charged with making a de novo determination of those portions of the Report and Recommendation to which specific objection is made, and the court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendation of the magistrate judge or recommit the matter with instructions. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (2006). The plaintiff filed no objections to the Report and Recommendation. In the absence of objections to the magistrate judge’s Report and Recommendation, this court is not required to give any explanation for adopting the recommendation. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). The court must “only satisfy itself that there is no clear error on the face 1 2:21-cv-01144-HMH Date Filed 11/18/21 Entry Number 15 Page 2 of 2 of the record in order to accept the recommendation.” Diamond v. Colonial Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 416 F.3d 310, 315 (4th Cir. 2005). After a thorough review of the Report and Recommendation and the record in this case, the court adopts Magistrate Judge Baker’s Report and Recommendation and incorporates it herein. It is therefore ORDERED that this action is dismissed with prejudice. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Henry M. Herlong, Jr. Senior United States District Judge Greenville, South Carolina November 18, 2021 NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL The Plaintiff is hereby notified that he has the right to appeal this order within thirty (30) days from the date hereof, pursuant to Rules 3 and 4 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. 2

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