Young v. Dow et al

Filing 40

ORDER ADOPTING THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION, granting in part and denying in part defendants' motion to dismiss, plaintiff's 1983 claims against CCPD are dismissed, plaintiff's claim for alienation of affection are dismissed, defendan ts are granted summary judgment as to plaintiff's property claims, defendants' motion to dismiss this action as a sanction is denied and this action is stayed as to plaintiff's remaining 1983 claims during the pendency of plaintiff 9;s criminal proceedings. The parties are directed to notify the court upon disposition of the state criminal matter, defendants' motions to compel are denied with the right of defendants to refile these motions after the stay is lifted, for [20 ] Motion to Compel, filed by Columbia Police Department, City of, Nole S Dow, 37 Report and Recommendations, 22 Motion to Compel, filed by Columbia Police Department, City of, Nole S Dow, 26 Motion to Dismiss, filed by Columbia Police Department, City of, Nole S Dow. Signed by Honorable R Bryan Harwell on March 6, 2009. (kbos) Modified on 3/11/2009 to correct spelling (kbos).

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA DIVISION Michael J. Young, Jr., #35851, Plaintiff, vs. Nole S. Dow, Investigator; and City of Columbia Police Department, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) C.A. No.: 3:08-1702-RBH ORDER This matter is before the court for review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey, made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(B) and Local 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). No objections were filed to the Report and Recommendation. In the absence of objections to the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, this court is not required to give any 1 explanation for adopting the recommendation. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). After a thorough review of the Report and Recommendation and the record in this case, the court adopts Magistrate Judge McCrorey's Report and Recommendation and incorporates it herein. It is therefore ORDERED that the defendants' motion to dismiss and/or summary judgment [docket #26] is hereby GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Plaintiff's 1983 claims against CCPD are DISMISSED. Plaintiff's claim for alienation of affection are DISMISSED. Defendants are granted summary judgment as to plaintiff's property claims. Defendants' motion to dismiss this action as a sanction for plaintiff's failure to cooperate with discovery is DENIED, and this action is STAYED as to plaintiff's remaining 1983 claims (false arrest and coerced interrogation) during the pendency of plaintiff's criminal (stalking, murder and attempted murder) proceedings until conviction or dismissal by the State trial court. The parties are directed to notify the Court upon disposition of the State criminal matter. Defendants' motions to compel (docket #'s 20 and 22) are DENIED with the right of defendants to refile these motions, if necessary, after the stay is lifted. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/ R. Bryan Harwell R. BRYAN HARWELL United States District Judge Florence, South Carolina March 6, 2009 2

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