Roberts v. Ebay Inc et al

Filing 174

OPINION AND ORDER adopting 171 Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Mary Gordon Baker; granting 126 Motion for Summary Judgment; granting 127 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Honorable Henry M Herlong, Jr on 8/2/2017.(ssam, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA GREENVILLE DIVISION Brian T. Roberts, Plaintiff, vs. EBay Inc., Auction Insurance Agency, Centennial Casualty Insurance, Visa Inc., Thomas Adams, Jr., PayPal Inc., Steven Tisland, Alabama Department of Insurance, Jeff Cregger, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) C.A. No. 6:14-4904-HMH-MGB OPINION & ORDER This matter is before the court for review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Mary Gordon Baker, 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 objection is made, and the court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendation of the magistrate judge or recommit the matter with instructions. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (2006). The parties 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 1 give any explanation for adopting the recommendation. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). The court 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). After a thorough review of the Report and Recommendation and the record in this case, the court adopts Magistrate Judge Baker’s Report and Recommendation and incorporates it herein. It is therefore ORDERED that Defendant EBay Inc.’s motion for summary judgment, docket number 126, is granted. It is further ORDERED that Defendants Auction Insurance Company, Centennial Casualty Company and Thomas Adams, Jr.’s motion for summary judgment, docket number 127, is granted. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Henry M. Herlong, Jr. Senior United States District Judge Greenville, South Carolina August 2, 2017 NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL The Plaintiff is hereby notified that he has the right to appeal this order within thirty (30) days from the date hereof, pursuant to Rules 3 and 4 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. 2

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