Hunt v. Beaufort County Detention Center et al

Filing 69

ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION adopts 66 Report and Recommendation. Defendant's 48 motion for summary judgment is GRANTED. Signed by Honorable Timothy M Cain on 10/17/2016. (gpre, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA ANDERSON/GREENWOOD DIVISION Kalvin Dontay Hunt, Plaintiff, vs. Phillip Foot, Major Allen, Lt. Grant, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 8:15-4386-TMC ORDER Plaintiff, a prisoner proceeding pro se, filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Local Civil Rule 73.02, D.S.C., this matter was referred to a magistrate judge for pretrial handling. Before the court is the magistrate judge’s Report and Recommendation (“Report”), recommending that Defendant’s motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 48) be granted. (ECF No. 66). Plaintiff was advised of his right to file objections to the Report. (ECF No. 66-1). However, Plaintiff filed no objections to the Report and the time to do so has now run. The Report has no presumptive weight and the responsibility to make a final determination in this matter remains with this court. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 27071 (1976). In the absence of objections, this court is not required to provide an explanation for adopting the Report. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). Rather, “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) (quoting Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 advisory committee’s note). After a thorough review of the Report and the entire record in this case, the court adopts the magistrate judge's Report (ECF No. 66) and incorporates it herein. It is therefore ORDERED that Defendant’s motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 48) is GRANTED. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Timothy M. Cain United States District Judge October 17, 2016 Anderson, South Carolina NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL The parties are hereby notified of the right to appeal this order pursuant to Rules 3 and 4 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.

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