Smith v. Pickens et al

Filing 22

ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS adopting 18 Report and Recommendations. This case is remanded back to Pickens County. Signed by Honorable R Bryan Harwell on 9/8/08. (awil)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA ANDERSON/GREENWOOD DIVISION Danny Rayburn Smith, Plaintiff, vs. County of Pickens; and David Stone, Pickens County Sheriff, Defendants, vs. Blanch Wertz, power of attorney for plaintiff, Interested Party. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) C.A. No.: 8:08-01916-RBH ORDER This matter is before the court for review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Bruce H. Hendricks, made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(B) and Local 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). 1 No objections were filed to the Report and Recommendation. In the absence of objections to the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, this court is not required to give any explanation for adopting the recommendation. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). After a thorough review of the Report and Recommendation and the record in this case, the court adopts Magistrate Judge Hendricks Report and Recommendation and incorporates it herein. It is therefore ORDERED that this case is REMANDED back to the Court of Common Pleas for Pickens County, South Carolina. A certified copy of this Order of Remand shall be mailed by the Clerk of this Court to the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, Pickens County, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina, Pickens, South Carolina. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/ R. Bryan Harwell R. BRYAN HARWELL United States District Judge Florence, South Carolina September 8, 2008 2

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