Burnettv.McKie

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT DIVISIONDec 11, 2017
CIVIL ACTION NO. 9:17-01582-MGL (D.S.C. Dec. 11, 2017)

CIVIL ACTION NO. 9:17-01582-MGL

12-11-2017

WILLIAM LEON BURNETT, Plaintiff, v. BERNARD MCKIE, ERNEST ROWE, RANDALL WILLIAMS, JOHN R. PATE, ELLEN INABINET, TYQUAN EADY, and WALTER WORROCK, Defendants.


ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION, AND DISMISSING PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT, WITHOUT PREJUDICE, AND WITHOUT ISSUANCE AND SERVICE OF PROCESS

This case was filed as an action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff is proceeding pro se. The matter is before the Court for review of the Report and Recommendation (Report) of the United States Magistrate Judge suggesting that Plaintiff's Complaint be dismissed, without prejudice, and without issuance and service of process. The Report was made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636 and Local Civil Rule 73.02 for the District of South Carolina.

The Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to this Court. The recommendation has no presumptive weight. The responsibility to make a final determination remains with the Court. Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270 (1976). The Court is charged with making a de novo determination of those portions of the Report to which specific objection is made, and the Court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge or recommit the matter with instructions. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).

The Magistrate Judge filed the Report on November 21, 2017, but Plaintiff failed to file any objections to the Report. "[I]n 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.3d310, 315 (4th Cir. 2005) (quoting Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 advisory committee's note). Moreover, a failure to object waives appellate review. Wright v. Collins, 766 F.2d 841, 845-46 (4th Cir. 1985).

After a thorough review of the Report and the record in this case pursuant to the standard set forth above, the Court adopts the Report and incorporates it herein. Therefore, it is the judgment of the Court that Plaintiff's Complaint be dismissed, without prejudice, and without issuance and service of process.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Signed this 11th day of December, 2017, in Columbia, South Carolina.

s/ Mary Geiger Lewis


MARY GEIGER LEWIS


UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL

The parties are hereby notified of the right to appeal this Order within 30 days from the date hereof, pursuant to Rules 3 and 4 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.