McFadden et al v. Butler et al
ORDER ADOPTING THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION, denying plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction and granting defendants' motion for summary judgment, for 63 Report and Recommendations. Signed by Honorable J Michelle Childs on March 13, 2012. (kbos)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Bernard McFadden, #199135,
Mrs. Butler, FNU, Food Supervisor of KCI; )
Mr. Thomas, FNU, Kitchen Manager of
KCI; Mrs. Marshall Fullmer, Nutritionist
for SCDC; Mrs. Marshall, Food Supervisor )
of KCI, in their individual or personal
This matter is now before the court upon the Magistrate Judge’s Report and
Recommendation [Doc. 63], filed on February 6, 2012, recommending Plaintiff’s Motion for
Preliminary Injunction [Doc. 54] be denied and Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment [Doc.
48] be granted on the basis that Plaintiff failed to respond adequately to Defendants’ Motion for
Summary Judgment. The Magistrate Judge advised Plaintiff that he would recommend that this
action be dismissed with prejudice, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b), for failure to prosecute if
Plaintiff did not respond to Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment. [Doc. 57]. The Report and
Recommendation sets forth in detail the relevant facts and legal standards on this matter which the
court incorporates herein without a recitation.
STANDARD OF REVIEW
The Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation is 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 objections are made, and the court
may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the Magistrate Judge’s recommendation or
recommit the matter with instructions. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
Plaintiff Bernard McFadden is a pro se state prisoner pursuing this civil action against the
Defendants alleging that his constitutional rights have been violated because he contends that the
Defendants served inadequate portions of food and that the diet served is not nutritionally adequate.
Plaintiff was advised of his right to file objections to the Report and Recommendation [Doc.
63 at 13]. However, Petitioner 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 provide an explanation for adopting the recommendation. See Camby v.
Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). Rather, “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.’” Diamond v.
Colonial Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 416 F.3d 310, 315 (4th Cir. 2005) (quoting Fed. R. Civ. P. 72
advisory committee’s note). Furthermore, failure to file specific written objections to the Report and
Recommendation results in a party’s waiver of the right to appeal from the judgment of the District
Court based upon such recommendation. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140
(1985); Wright v. Collins, 766 F.2d 841 (4th Cir. 1985); United States v. Schronce, 727 F.2d 91 (4th
After a thorough review of the Report and Recommendation and the record in this case,
the court adopts the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation [Doc. 63] and incorporates
it herein. It is therefore ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction [Doc. 54]
is DENIED and Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment [Doc. 48] is GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
United States District Judge
March 13, 2012
Greenville, South Carolina
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?