Wattleton-Jones et al v. Richardson et al
ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION; adopting 26 Report and Recommendation. The court finds it is without subject matter jurisdiction and remands this case to the Court of Common Pleas for Greenville County, South Carolina. Attorneys are responsible for supplementing the State Record with all documents filed in Federal Court. Signed by Honorable Timothy M Cain on 2/4/2013. (gpre, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Desimber Wattleton-Jones; and
Tommy Richardson; Barbara Wright;
Gregory R. Wright; Paul Cuddy; Grace
Cathedral Ministries; Dove Love
Foundation; and FirstFruits Foundation,
Civil Action No. 6:13-2714-TMC
Plaintiffs, jointly proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this action alleging a
breach of contract. 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 this action be
remanded to state court based upon the lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Plaintiffs were advised
of their right to file objections to the Report. (ECF No. 26 at 5). However, Plaintiffs filed no
objections to the Report, and the time to do so has now run.
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, 27071 (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. 26) and incorporates it herein. The court finds it is without
subject matter jurisdiction and remands this case to the Court of Common Pleas for Greenville
County, South Carolina. The Clerk of Court is directed to send a certified copy of this order, to
the Clerk of Court for Greenville County. Attorneys are responsible for supplementing the State
Record with all documents filed in Federal Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Timothy M. Cain
United States District Judge
February 4, 2014
Anderson, South Carolina
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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