Myrgren v. Perfect Delivery North America
ORDER adopting 17 Report and Recommendation granting Defendant's motion to dismiss (ECF No. 12 ) with respect to Plaintiff's Title VII claim and her South Carolina Human Affairs claim. The Court remands the action to state court for consideration of Plaintiff's remaining claims. Signed by Honorable Bruce Howe Hendricks on 11/13/2023. (jens)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Perfect Delivery North America
doing business as Papa John’s,
Civil Action No. 6:23-cv-1650-BHH
This matter is before the Court upon Plaintiff Isabelle Myrgren’s (“Plaintiff”) complaint
alleging employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as
amended, as well several state law claims. On May 18, 2023, Defendant filed a motion to
dismiss. (ECF No. 12.) In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and Local Civil Rule
73.02(B)(2)(g), D.S.C., the matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge for
On October 25, 2023, Magistrate Judge Jacquelyn D. Austin issued a report and
recommendation (“Report”), outlining the issues and recommending that the Court grant
Defendant’s motion to dismiss with respect to Plaintiff’s Title VII claim and her South
Carolina Human Affairs Law Claim and that the Court remand the matter to state court for
consideration of Plaintiff’s remaining claims. (ECF No. 17.) Attached to the Magistrate
Judge’s Report was a notice advising the parties of the right to file written objections to the
Report within fourteen days of being served with a copy. To date, no objections have been
The Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to the Court.
recommendation has no presumptive weight, and the responsibility to make a final
determination remains with the Court. Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261 (1976). The Court
is charged with making a de novo determination only of those portions of the Report to
which specific objections are made, and the Court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole
or in part, the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, or recommit the matter to the
Magistrate Judge with instructions. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). In the absence of specific
objections, the Court reviews the matter only for clear error. 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.’”) (quoting Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 advisory committee’s note).
Here, because no party has filed objections to the Report, the Court has reviewed
the record, the applicable law, and the findings and recommendations of the Magistrate
Judge for clear error. After review, the Court finds no clear error and agrees with the
Magistrate Judge that Plaintiff’s Title VII claim and her South Carolina Human Affairs Law
claim are subject to dismissal, and that Plaintiff’s remaining claims should be remanded to
state court. Accordingly, the Court hereby adopts the Magistrate Judge’s Report (ECF No.
17) and grants Defendant’s motion to dismiss (ECF No. 12) with respect to Plaintiff’s Title
VII claim and her South Carolina Human Affairs claim. The Court remands the action to
state court for consideration of Plaintiff’s remaining claims.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/Bruce H. Hendricks
United States District Judge
November 13, 2023
Charleston, South Carolina
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