ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND DISMISSING DEFENDANTS ANDREW JOHNSON AND WILLY GILMORE WITHOUT PREJUDICE
This matter is before the Court on Magistrate Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis' May 30, 2019 Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 53), recommending that Defendants Andrew Johnson and Willy Gilmore be dismissed from this suit without prejudice.
The Court has reviewed the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation. The law provides that either party may serve and file written objections "[w]ithin fourteen days after being served with a copy" of a report and recommendation. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). The district court will make a "de novo determination of those portions of the report . . . to which objection is made." Id. Where, as here, neither party objects to the report, the district court is not obligated to independently review the record. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-52 (1985). The Court will therefore accept the Magistrate's Report and Recommendation of May 30, 2019 as this Court's findings of fact and conclusions of law.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Davis's Report and Recommendation of May 30, 2019 is ACCEPTED and ADOPTED. It is FURTHER ORDERED that Defendants Andrew Johnson and Willy Gilmore are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
DATED June 28, 2019.
BY THE COURT:
/s/Terrence G. Berg
TERRENCE G. BERG
United States District Judge
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
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Case Manager and Deputy Clerk