Richardson et al v. Union Public Safety Department Police et al
ORDER RULING ON 164 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION. The court finds the Magistrate Judge's recommendation to be proper. Accordingly the Report and Recommendation is incorporated herein by reference and this action is STAYED pending appeal, and Defendants' 141 Motion for Summary Judgment is DENIED with leave to refile after the stay is lifted. This action is recommitted to the Magistrate Judge for further pretrial handling upon lifting of the stay. Signed by Honorable Mary G Lewis on 9/13/12. (kmca)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Anthony D. Richardson and Delinda Ann
) Civil Action No.: 7:10-2679-MGL
ORDER AND OPINION
Union Public Safety Department Police;
Chief Sam White; Mickey Parker;
Investigator Beatty; and Captain Bailey,
On October 15, 2010, this case was removed to federal court from the Union County Court
of Common Pleas by Defendant Union Public Safety Department Police. (ECF No. 1.) Plaintiffs,
proceeding pro se, filed an amended supplemental complaint on October 21, 2010, alleging
constitutional violations; slander; racial discrimination; harassment; unequal protection of the law;
illegal search and seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment; violations of the First Amendment;
and violations of state laws. (ECF No. 12.)
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Local Civil Rule 73.02 D.S.C., this matter was
referred to United States Magistrate Judge Jacquelyn D. Austin for pretrial handling. On July 27,
2012, Magistrate Judge Austin issued a Report and Recommendation recommending that Plaintiffs’
Motion to Stay Pending Appeal (ECF No. 144) be granted, and that Defendants' Motion for
Summary Judgment (ECF No. 141) be denied with leave to refile after the stay is lifted.
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 the court. See
Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270–71 (1976). The court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole
or in part, the Report and Recommendation or may recommit the matter to the Magistrate Judge with
instructions. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). The court is charged with making a de novo determination of
any portion of the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge to which a specific objection
is made. Plaintiffs and Defendants were advised of their right to file objections to the Report and
Recommendation, however the parties have not done so. (ECF No. 164 at 13.) 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 and Recommendation,
the court finds the Magistrate Judge’s recommendation to be proper. Accordingly the Report and
Recommendation is incorporated herein by reference and this action is STAYED pending appeal,
and Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 141) is DENIED with leave to refile after
the stay is lifted. This action is recommitted to the Magistrate Judge for further pretrial handling
upon lifting of the stay.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Mary G. Lewis
United States District Judge
Spartanburg, South Carolina
September 13, 2012
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