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Armstrong v. Armstrong

United States District Court, D. South Carolina, Aiken Division

March 17, 2015

Albertha Armstrong, Plaintiff,
v.
Arthur Armstrong, Defendant.

ORDER

J. MICHELLE CHILDS, District Judge.

This matter is before the court upon review of the magistrate judge's Report and Recommendation ("Report"), (ECF No. 9), filed on February 17, 2015, recommending that Defendant's Motion to Remand (ECF No. 1) be granted and this case be remanded to state court.

The magistrate judge's Report is made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Local Civil Rule 73.02 for the District of South Carolina. The magistrate judge makes only a recommendation to this court, which has no presumptive weight. The responsibility to make a final determination remains with this court. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270-71 (1976). The court is charged with making a de novo determination of those portions of the Report to which specific objections are made.

The parties were advised of their right to file objections to the Report. (ECF No. 9-4). However, neither party filed any objections to the Report.

In the absence of objections to the magistrate judge's 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). Furthermore, failure to file specific written objections to the Report results in a party's waiver of the right to appeal from the judgment of the District Court based upon such recommendation. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140 (1985).

After a thorough review of the Report and the record in this case, the court finds the Report provides an accurate summary of the facts and law. The court ADOPTS the magistrate judge's Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 9). As this court does not have federal question or diversity jurisdiction, the Motion to Remand (ECF No. 1) is GRANTED and this case is properly REMANDED to state court.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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