Bowden v. Greenville County Detention Health Services et al
ORDER accepting 12 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION that Greenville County Detention Health Services is dismissed from this action, and accepting 35 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION that Plaintiff's 1 complaint is DISMISSED. Defendants' 24 Motion for Summary Judgment is deemed moot. Signed by Chief Judge Terry L Wooten on 6/29/17. (kmca)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Benjamin Davis Bowden,
C/A No. 6:16-cv-01952-TLW
Greenville County Detention Health Services,
Tracy Krein, Kim Olszewski
Plaintiff Benjamin Davis Bowden, a pre-trial detainee proceeding pro se and in forma
pauperis, filed this action alleging violations of his constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983. ECF No. 1. The matter now comes before this Court for review of the First Report and
Recommendation (the First Report), ECF No. 12, and the Second Report and Recommendation
(the Second Report), ECF No. 35, filed by United States Magistrate Judge Kevin F. McDonald, to
whom this case was assigned pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local
Civil Rule 73.02(B)(2), (D.S.C.).
In the First Report, the Magistrate Judge recommends that the Court summarily dismiss
Defendant Greenville County Detention Health Services pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. ECF No.
12. Objections to the First Report were due on July 25, 2016, and Plaintiff has not filed objections.
On November 26, 2016, Defendants Krein and Olszewski filed a Motion for Summary
Judgment arguing that Plaintiff received adequate medical care, Plaintiff failed to exhaust his
administrative remedies, Defendants are entitled to qualified immunity, and the claims are barred
by the Eleventh Amendment.
ECF No. 24. The Second Report recommends dismissal of
Plaintiff’s claims. ECF No. 35. The deadline to object to the Second Report was January 25, 2017.
However, Plaintiff failed to file objections to the Second Report.
This Court is charged with conducting a de novo review of any portion of the Magistrate
Judge’s Report to which a specific objection is registered, and may accept, reject, or modify, in
whole or in part, the recommendations contained in that Report. 28 U.S.C. § 636. In the absence
of objections, this Court is not required to give any explanation for adopting the recommendation.
See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199–200 (4th Cir. 1983).
This Court has carefully reviewed, de novo, the Report and Recommendations, the record,
and the applicable law in this case. Noting that Plaintiff filed no objections to the First Report, the
First Report, ECF No. 12, is hereby ACCEPTED. The record reflects that the deadlines for
Plaintiff to respond to Defendants’ motion were extended by the Court. However, Plaintiff failed
to file a response to Defendants’ motion for summary judgment. In addition, Plaintiff has not filed
objections to the Second Report. For these reasons and those articulated by the Magistrate Judge,
the Second Report, ECF No. 35, is hereby ACCEPTED, and the Plaintiff’s Complaint, ECF No.
1, is DISMISSED without prejudice. 1
IT IS SO ORDERED.
_s/Terry L. Wooten____________
Terry L. Wooten
Chief United States District Judge
June 29, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
This Court notes that the Plaintiff did not respond to the Defendants’ Motion for Summary
Judgment. The analysis in that filing supports dismissal of this action on the merits as to
Defendants Krein and Olszewski. However, in light of the Court’s dismissal of this action,
Defendants’ Motion for Summary, ECF No. 24, is deemed MOOT.
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