Williams v. Lee Correctional Institution Maintenance Plumbing Crew et al

Filing 14

ORDER ADOPTING THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION, remanding this action to the Richland County Court of Common Pleas, for 11 Report and Recommendations. Signed by Honorable Cameron McGowan Currie on October 21, 2008. (kbos)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA DIVISION Brian L. Williams, #275556, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) Lee Correctional Institution Maintenance ) Plumbing Crew; Columbia Maintenance ) Plumbing Crew; A.J. Padula, Warden ) of Lee Correctional Institution; South ) Carolina Dept. of Corrections, ) ) Defendants. ) ___________________________________ ) C/A NO. 3:08-3071-CMC-JRM ORDER This matter is before the court on Plaintiff's pro se complaint, which was removed to this court by Defendants under a claim of federal question jurisdiction. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636(b) and Local Civil Rule 73.02 (B)(2)(d), DSC, this matter was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey for pre-trial proceedings and a Report and Recommendation ("Report"). On September 26, 2008, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report recommending that this matter be remanded to the Richland County Court of Common Pleas. The Magistrate Judge advised the parties of the procedures and requirements for filing objections to the Report and the serious consequences if they failed to do so. Neither party has filed objections and the time for doing so has expired. 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. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261 (1976). The court is charged with making a de novo determination of any portion of the Report of the Magistrate Judge to which a specific objection is made. The court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendation made by the Magistrate Judge or recommit the matter to the Magistrate Judge with instructions. See 28 U.S.C. 636(b). The court reviews the Report only for clear error in the absence of an objection. See Diamond v. Colonial Life & Accident Ins. Co., 416 F.3d 310, 315 (4th Cir. 2005) (stating that "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.") (citation omitted). After reviewing the record of this matter, the applicable law, and the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, the court agrees with the conclusions of the Magistrate Judge. Accordingly, the court adopts and incorporates the Report and Recommendation by reference in this Order. This matter is remanded to the Richland County Court of Common Pleas. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/ Cameron McGowan Currie CAMERON MCGOWAN CURRIE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Columbia, South Carolina October 21, 2008 C:\Documents and Settings\Kgb07\Local Settings\Temp\notesE1EF34\08-3071 Williams v. Lee Correctional adopt rr remand to state court.wpd 2

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