Houser et al v. Dozier et al
ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION adopts 37 Report and Recommendation. Defendants Motions for Summary Judgment (ECF Nos. 27 , 30 ) are GRANTED and this case is dismissed. Signed by Honorable Bruce Howe Hendricks on 6/7/2017. (gpre, )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Ms. Vernetia Dozier, Harold Young, Ms.
J. Williams, Kerry Murphy, and Ms.
Civil Action No. 6:16-1843-BHH
ORDER AND OPINION
Plaintiff Darrin Houser (“Plaintiff”), proceeding pro se, brought this action
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (ECF No. 1.) In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and
Local Civil Rule 73.02(B), D.S.C., this matter was referred to United States Magistrate
Judge Kevin F. McDonald for pre-trial handling and a Report and Recommendation
This matter is before the Court on Defendants’ Motions for Summary Judgment
(ECF Nos. 27, 30). On April 18, 2017, Magistrate Judge McDonald issued a Report
recommending that Defendants’ Motions for Summary Judgment be granted. (ECF No.
37.) The Magistrate Judge advised Plaintiff of the procedures and requirements for filing
objections to the Report and the serious consequences if he failed to do so. (ECF No.
37-1.) Plaintiff filed no objections, and the time for doing so expired on May 10, 2017.
The Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to this Court. The
recommendation has no presumptive weight. The responsibility for making a final
determination remains with this Court. Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270 (1976).
The Court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the Report or may recommit
the matter to the Magistrate Judge with instructions. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). 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).
After a careful review of the record, the applicable law, and the Report, the Court
finds the Magistrate Judge’s recommendation to be proper and to evince no clear error.
Accordingly, the Court adopts the recommendation and incorporates the Report herein
by specific reference. Defendants’ Motions for Summary Judgment (ECF Nos. 27, 30)
are GRANTED and this case is dismissed.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/Bruce Howe Hendricks____
United States District Judge
June 7, 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL
The parties are hereby notified that any right to appeal this Order is governed by
Rules 3 and 4 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
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