Summersv.U.S. Dep't of Interior

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON MEDFORD DIVISIONJul 9, 2019
Case No. 1:18-cv-01910-CL (D. Or. Jul. 9, 2019)

Case No. 1:18-cv-01910-CL

07-09-2019

JAMIE SUMMERS, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE et al., Defendants.


OPINION AND ORDER

:

Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke filed his Findings and Recommendation ("F&R") (doc. 35) on June 6, 2019. The matter is now before me. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72. No objections have been timely filed. Although this relieves me of my obligation to perform a de novo review, I retain the obligation to "make an informed, final determination." Britt v. Simi Valley Unified Sch. Dist., 708 F.2d 452, 454 (9th Cir. 1983), overruled on other grounds, United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 1121-22 (9th Cir. 2003) (en banc). The Magistrates Act does not specify a standard of review in cases where no objections are filed. Ray v. Astrue, 2012 WL 1598239, *1 (D. Or. May 7, 2012). Following the recommendation of the Rules Advisory Committee, I review the F&R for "clear error on the face of the record[.]" Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 advisory committee's note (1983) (citing Campbell v. United States District Court, 501 F.2d 196, 206 (9th Cir. 1974)); see also United States v. Vonn, 535 U.S. 55, 64 n.6 (2002) (stating that, "[i]n the absence of a clear legislative mandate, the Advisory Committee Notes provide a reliable source of insight into the meaning of a federal rule). Having reviewed the file of this case, I find no clear error.

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that I ADOPT Judge Clarke's F&R (doc. 35).

Dated this 9th day of July 2019.

/s/_________


Ann Aiken


United States District Judge