Barker v. Norris et al
ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION. The court finds the Magistrate Judge's recommendation 59 to be proper. Accordingly, the Report and Recommendation is incorporated herein by reference and this action is DISMISSED without prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a). Signed by Honorable Mary G Lewis on 2/28/2013. (mcot, )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
) Civil Action No.: 5:12-374-MGL
ORDER AND OPINION
Joey Norris, Joyce W. Brunson,
Monte Myiharell Barker,
Plaintiff Monte Myiharell Barker is an inmate in custody at the Florence County Detention
Center in Effingham, South Carolina. On February 9, 2012, Plaintiff proceeding pro se, filed this
civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (ECF No. 1.) In accordance with 28 U.S.C.
§ 636(b)(1) and Local Civil Rule 73.02 D.S.C., this matter was referred to United States Magistrate
Judge Kaymani D. West for pretrial handling.
On December 18, 2012, Plaintiff filed a “Motion to Dismiss” because he was unable to
obtain the “proper proof” to challenge the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss. (ECF No. 58.) The
Defendants did not file a response to the motion. Thus, Magistrate Judge West recommended that
Plaintiff’s motion be granted and this action be dismissed without prejudice. (ECF No. 59.)
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 may accept, reject, or modify, in
whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the Magistrate Judge. 28 U.S.C.
§ 636(b)(1). The court may also receive further evidence or recommit the matter to the Magistrate
Judge with instructions. Id. The court is charged with making a de novo determination of those
portions of the Report and Recommendation to which specific objections are made. Neither party
filed objections to the Report and Recommendation.
After a careful review of the record, the applicable law, and the Report and
Recommendation, the court finds the Magistrate Judge’s recommendation to be proper.
Accordingly, the Report and Recommendation is incorporated herein by reference and this action
is DISMISSED without prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Mary G. Lewis
United States District Judge
Spartanburg, South Carolina
February 28, 2013
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