Smith v. Geise et al
ORDER adopting Report and Recommendations of Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant; denying 2 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. Plaintiffshall have fifteen (15) days from the date of this order to pay the $400 .00 filing fee. It is further ORDERED that, if Plaintiff fails to timely pay the filing fee, the Complaint shall be DISMISSED without prejudice and without issuance and service of process. Signed by Honorable Timothy M Cain on 3/17/2017.(cwhi, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Warren Barney Geise, Katherine Luck
Campbell, R. Markley Dennis,
Joseph A. Wilson, Renee Lee,
Isaac Duffy Stone, Barbara A. Scott,
Jeanette W. McBride, Alan Wilson,
Richland County Grand Jurors, In Their
Official and Individual Capacities,
C.A. No. 3:16-3230-TMC-BM
Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Local Civil Rule 73.02, D.S.C., this matter was
referred to a magistrate judge for pretrial handling. Before the court is the magistrate judge’s
Report and Recommendation (“Report”), recommending that Plaintiff's motion to proceed in
forma pauperis be denied, Plaintiff be given an opportunity to pay the full filing fee, and the matter
be dismissed without prejudice and without issuance and service of process if Plaintiff does not
pay the filing fee. (ECF No. 9). Plaintiff was advised of his right to file objections to the Report.
(ECF No. 9 at 8). However, Plaintiff filed no objections to the Report, and the time to do so has
The Report has no presumptive weight and the responsibility to make a final determination
in this matter remains with this court. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270-71 (1976). In
the absence of objections, this court is not required to provide an explanation for adopting the
Report. 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).
After a thorough review of the Report and the record in this case, the court adopts the
Magistrate Judge's Report (ECF No. 9) and incorporates it herein. It is therefore ORDERED that
Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis (ECF No. 2) is DENIED, and Plaintiff
shall have fifteen (15) days from the date of this order to pay the $400.00 filing fee. It is further
ORDERED that, if Plaintiff fails to timely pay the filing fee, the Complaint shall be DISMISSED
without prejudice and without issuance and service of process.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Timothy M. Cain
United States District Judge
Anderson, South Carolina
March 17, 2017
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL
The parties are hereby notified of the right to appeal this order pursuant to Rules 3 and 4 of
the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
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