Al-Mujahidin v. Harris et al
ORDER adopting Report and Recommendations of Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant; denying 65 Harris' Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Honorable Mary G Lewis on 10/17/2013.(cwhi, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
) Civil Action No. 9-13-22-MGL
James Harris, Sharonda Sutton, Percy )
OPINION AND ORDER
Jones, Warden Stevenson, Leroy )
Cartledge, Sgt. Esterline, Ofc. Beckett et )
al., in their individual capacities, Officer )
Plaintiff Muhammad AL-Mujahidin (“Plaintiff”), proceeding pro se, filed this action
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging violations of his constitutional rights. (ECF No. 1).
On September 24, 2013, Defendant James Harris (“Harris”) filed a Motion to Dismiss due
to Plaintiff’s failure to perfect service. (ECF No. 65).
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Local Civil Rule 73.02(B), D.S.C., this
matter was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant for pre-trial
handling and a Report and Recommendation (“Report”).
On September 24, 2013,
Magistrate Judge Marchant issued a Supplemental Report and Recommendation
recommending that Harris’ Motion to Dismiss be denied (ECF No. 65). The parties were
advised of their right to file objections to the Report and Recommendation. (ECF No. 67
at 4). Neither party filed objections and the time for doing so has expired.
The Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to this Court.
recommendation has no presumptive weight, and the responsibility to make a final
determination remains with the Court. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261 (1976). 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. The Court
may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendation made by the
Magistrate Judge or recommit the matter to the Magistrate Judge with instructions. See
28 U.S.C. § 636(b). The Court reviews the Report and Recommendation only for clear
error in the absence of an objection. 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.”)
After reviewing the motion, the record, and the Report and Recommendation of the
Magistrate Judge, the Court finds no clear error. Accordingly, the Court adopts and
incorporates the Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 67) by reference into this order.
It is therefore ORDERED that Harris’ Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 65) is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/ Mary G. Lewis
United States District Judge
Spartanburg, South Carolina
October 17, 2013
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