Witherspoon v. Riley et al
ORDER adopting Report and Recommendations of Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant. This action is DISMISSED with prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Signed by Honorable Mary G Lewis on 10/4/2013.(cwhi, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Jarode Jermaine Witherspoon,
) Civil Action No.: 9:13-910-MGL
A/W Ms. Callwell, Mr. G. Lare, Inv. Mr.
Lane and Head Warden Mr. Tim Riley,
Plaintiff Jarode Jermaine Witherspoon (“Plaintiff”), proceeding pro se, filed this action
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging violations of his constitutional rights. (ECF No. 1.)
This matter is now before the court upon the Magistrate Judge's Report and
Recommendation filed on August 26, 2013, recommending this case be dismissed
pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on the grounds that Plaintiff
failed to prosecute the case. (ECF No. 40.) More specifically, Plaintiff has failed to comply
with this Court’s Order of July 18, 2013 (ECF No. 33) directing Plaintiff to respond to
Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed on July 17, 2013. (ECF No.
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Local Rule 73.02, D.S.C., this matter was
referred to United States Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant for pretrial handling. The
Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to this court. The recommendation has
no presumptive weight. The responsibility for making a final determination remains with
this court. Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270, 96 S.Ct. 549, 46 L.Ed.2d 483 (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 those
portions of the Report and Recommendation to which specific objections are made.
Plaintiff was advised of his right to file objections to the Report and Recommendation.
(ECF No. 51-1.) However, he has not done so and objections were due on September 12,
2013. 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 DISMISSED with prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/Mary G. Lewis
United States District Judge
Spartanburg, South Carolina
October 4, 2013
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