Capital Investment Funding LLC v. Field et al
ORDER Adopting 369 Report and Recommendation. It is therefore ORDERED that Defendant's 77 Motion to dismiss is DENIED. Signed by Honorable Mary G Lewis on 10/24/13. (kmca)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Capital Investment Funding,
) Civil Action No.: 6:12-3401-MGL-JDA
ORDER AND OPINION
Arthur Field, et al.,
Plaintiff Capital Investment Funding (“Plaintiff”), brought this action pursuant to 18
U.S.C. §1961, et seq. (ECF No. 1.) In accordance with 8 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Local Civil
Rule 73.02(B), D.S.C., this matter was referred to United States Magistrate Judge
Jacquelyn D. Austin for pre-trial handling and a Report and Recommendation (“Report”).
On August 23, 2013, Defendant Nathan Holbrooks (“Defendant”), proceeding pro se, filed
a motion to dismiss. (ECF No. 77.) Plaintiff filed an opposition on May 9, 2013. (ECF No.
On August 23, 2013, Magistrate Judge Austin issued a Report recommending that
Defendant’s motion to dismiss be denied. (ECF No. 369.) The Magistrate Judge advised
the parties of the procedures and requirements for filing objections to the Report and
Recommendation and the serious consequences if they failed to do so. (ECF No. 369-1.)
Neither Plaintiff nor Defendant filed any objections and the time for doing so expired on
September 9, 2013.
The Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to this Court.
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 and
Recommendation 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 and Recommendation 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.”)
After reviewing the motions and responses, the record, and the Report and
Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, the Court finds no clear error. Accordingly, the
Court adopts and incorporates the Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 369) by
reference into this order. It is therefore ORDERED that Defendant’s motion to dismiss is
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Mary G. Lewis
United States District Judge
October 24, 2013
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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