United States District Court, D. South Carolina, Rock Hill Division
November 21, 2014
Joshua Davis, Plaintiff,
South Carolina Department of Corrections, Defendant.
TIMOTHY M. CAIN, District Judge.
Plaintiff Joshua Davis, a state prisoner represented by counsel, filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Defendant the South Carolina Department of Corrections removed this action from the Kershaw County Court of Common Pleas. (ECF No. 1). Before the court is the magistrate judge's Report and Recommendation ("Report"), recommending that the court grant Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 15) in regard to Plaintiff's federal claims and decline to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over any state law claims. (ECF No. 28). Plaintiff has not filed any objections and the time to do has now run.
The Report has no presumptive weight and the responsibility to make a final determination remains with this court. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270-71 (1976). In the absence of objections to the Report, this court is not required to provide an explanation for adopting the recommendation. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). Rather, "in 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.3d 310, 315 (4th Cir. 2005) (quoting Fed.R.Civ.P. 72 advisory committee's note).
After a thorough review, the court finds no clear error and, therefore, adopts the Report and incorporates it herein by reference. Therefore, the Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 15) in regard to Plaintiff's federal claims is GRANTED; and the court declines to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over any state law claims and remands those claims to the Kershaw County Court of Common Pleas.
IT IS SO ORDERED.