United States District Court, D. South Carolina
September 30, 2014
Robert Fletcher Herbert, Plaintiff,
Warden Larry Cartledge of Perry Correctional Institution SCDC, Defendant.
JOSEPH F. ANDERSON, Jr., District Judge.
The pro se plaintiff, Robert Fletcher Herbert, brings this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 raising issues relating to the conditions of his confinement at the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
Plaintiff has filed a motion for default judgment against the defendant. In response, the defendant confirms he was served on June 11, 2014, making his deadline to timely file an answer by July 1, 2014. The defendant asserts and the docket confirms that his answer was filed on July 1, 2014.
The Magistrate Judge assigned to this action has prepared a Report and Recommendation wherein she suggests that the plaintiff's motion for default judgment should be denied because it clear that the defendant filed a timely answer to the complaint.
The plaintiff was advised of his right to file objections to the Report and Recommendation, which was entered on the docket on September 8, 2014. The plaintiff, however, did not file any objections to the Report within the time limits prescribed. In the absence of specific objections to the Report 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).
After a careful review of the record, the applicable law, and the Report and Recommendation, the court finds the Magistrate Judge's recommendation proper and it is incorporated herein by reference.
Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for default judgment (ECF No. 22) is denied. The Clerk shall return this file to the Magistrate Judge for further proceedings.
IT IS SO ORDERED.