Best v. Lee

Filing 40

ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS accepting the report and recommendation of the Magistrate Judge 36 ; granting petitioner's motion for a change of venue 34 ; transferring the action to the Eastern District of New York; dismissing all outstanding motions as moot with leave to refile pending further instructions from the District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Signed by Honorable Terry L Wooten on 2/18/2010. (jada, ) [Transferred from South Carolina on 2/19/2010.]

Download PDF
Best v. Lee Doc. 40 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA FLORENCE DIVISION Vincent Best, # 10840-058, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) vs. ) ) John Owens, Warden, ) ) Respondent. ) ____________________________________) Civil Action No.: 0:09-11-TLW-PJG ORDER The petitioner, Vincent Best ("petitioner"), filed this action, pro se, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1941. (Doc. #1). On January 6, 2010, the petitioner filed a motion for change of venue, noting that he had been transferred from the District of South Carolina to the Eastern District of New York. (Doc. #34). The respondent filed a response in support of the motion to transfer venue on January 25, 2010. (Doc. #35). The case was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Paige J. Gossett pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 73.02 (B)(2)(c), DSC. This matter now comes before this Court for review of the Report and Recommendation ("the Report") filed by the Magistrate Judge to whom this case had previously been assigned. (Doc. #36). On January 25, 2010, the Magistrate Judge issued the Report. In the Report, the Magistrate Judge recommends that the petitioner's motion for change of venue be granted and that this case be transferred to the Eastern District of New York. The petitioner did not file objections to the report, although the petitioner filed a supplemental reply in support of a change of venue on February 3, 2010. Objections to the Report were due on February 11, 2010. This Court is charged with conducting a de novo review of any portion of the Magistrate Dockets.Justia.com Judge's Report and Recommendation to which a specific objection is registered, and may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendations contained in that report. 28 U.S.C. 636. 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). The Court has carefully reviewed the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation. It is hereby ORDERED that the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation is ACCEPTED. (Doc. #36). For the reasons articulated by the Magistrate Judge, the petitioner's motion for change of venue, (Doc. #34), is GRANTED, and this action is hereby TRANSFERRED to the Eastern District of New York. All outstanding motions are hereby dismissed as moot with leave to refile pending further instructions from the District Court for the Eastern District of New York. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Terry L. Wooten United States District Judge February 18, 2010 Florence, South Carolina 2

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.


Why Is My Information Online?