Walker v. Motycka

4:06-cv-01164 | D.S.C. | Jul 7, 2006

4:06-cv-01164-PMD Date Filed 07/07/06 Entry Number 7 Page 1 of 2


Joe T. Walker, Jr., #40337, ) C.A. #4:06-1164-PMD ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ORDER ) Thomas Motycka; and Alvin S. Glenn ) Detention Center, )

) Defendants. ) ) The above-captioned case is before this court upon the magistrate judge's recommendation that the case be dismissed in part. Because plaintiff is pro se, this matter was referred to the magistrate judge. [1]

This Court is charged with conducting a de novo review of any portion of the magistrate judge's report 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(b)(1). However, absent prompt objection by a dissatisfied party, it appears that Congress did not intend for the district court to review the factual and legal conclusions of the magistrate judge. Thomas v Arn, 474 U.S. 140" date_filed="1986-01-27" court="SCOTUS" case_name="Thomas v. Arn">474 U.S. 140 (1985). Additionally, any party who fails to file timely, written objections to the magistrate judge's report pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) waives the right to raise those objections at the appellate court level. United States [1] Pursuant to the provisions of Title 28 United States Code, § 636(b)(1)(B), and Local Rule 73.02(B)(2)(d), D.S.C., the magistrate judge is authorized to review all pretrial matters in cases filed under Title 42 United States Code, § 1983, and submit findings and recommendations to this Court.

4:06-cv-01164-PMD Date Filed 07/07/06 Entry Number 7 Page 2 of 2 v. Schronce, 727 F.2d 91" date_filed="1984-05-21" court="4th Cir." case_name="United States v. Edward Lester Schronce, Jr.">727 F.2d 91 (4th Cir. 1984). [2] No objections have been filed to the magistrate judge's report.

A review of the record indicates that the magistrate judge's report accurately summarizes this case and the applicable law. For the reasons articulated by the magistrate judge, it is hereby ordered that the complaint in the above-captioned case be dismissed without issuance and service of process as to defendant Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center , and the Complaint shall be served only on defendant Thomas Motycka.

ORDERED , that the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation is adopted as the order of this Court.


Charleston, South Carolina July 7, 2006 [2] In Wright v. Collins, 766 F.2d 841" date_filed="1985-01-07" court="4th Cir." case_name="Garcia Jay Wright v. George Collins, Warden, Maryland Penitentiary Dr. Berry Officer Larry Donnell">766 F.2d 841 (4th Cir. 1985), the court held "that a pro se litigant must receive fair notification of the consequences of failure to object to a magistrate judge's report before such a procedural default will result in waiver of the right to appeal. The notice must be 'sufficiently understandable to one in appellant's circum- stances fairly to appraise him of what is required.'" Id. at 846. Plaintiff was advised in a clear manner that his objections had to be filed within ten (10) days, and he received notice of the consequences at the appellate level of his failure to object to the magistrate judge's report.