Harrison v. Madden et al
ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 50 . It is ORDEREDthat Defendants motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 30) is GRANTED. Signed by Honorable Timothy M Cain on 2/23/2017. (kric, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Greg Lamont Harrison,
Ricky W. Madden, Donchel Hill,
Scott Russ, Matt Emery, and
Civil Action No. 8:16-598-TMC
Plaintiff, 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 the court grant Defendants’ Motion for
Summary Judgment (ECF No. 30) or, in the alternative, dismiss the case without prejudice
pursuant to Younger v. Harris. (ECF No. 50). Plaintiff was advised of his right to file objections
to the Report. (ECF No. 50 at 14). 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 record in this case, the court adopts the
magistrate judge's Report (ECF No. 50) and incorporates it herein. It is therefore ORDERED
that Defendants’ motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 30) is GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Timothy M. Cain
United States District Judge
February 23, 2017
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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