United States District Court, E.D. New York
July 2, 2014
RICHARD WELCH, Plaintiff,
P.O. JOHN DOES NO. 1-3, DIANE PERESS, A.M.T. BRIAN MATTHEWS, THE COUNTY OF NASSAU, Defendants.
SANDRA FEUERSTEIN, District Judge.
On April 5, 2013, plaintiff Richard Welch ("plaintiff') commenced this action against P.O. John Does No. 193, Diane Peress, A.M.T. Brian Matthews, and the County of Nassau ("defendants"), alleging civil rights violations pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. [Docket Entry No. 1].
Presently before the Court is the Report and Recommendation (the "Report") of Magistrate Judge Gary R. Brown, dated June 16, 2014, recommending that this case be dismissed for plaintiffs failure to prosecute. [Docket Entry No. 22]. No objections to the Report have been filed. For the following reasons, the Court accepts Magistrate Judge Brown's Report in its entirety.
I. Standard of Review
Any portion of a report and recommendation on diapositive matters to which a timely objection has been made is reviewed de novo. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b). The Court, however, is not required to review the factual findings or legal conclusions of the magistrate judge as to which no proper objections are interposed. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 150, 106 S.Ct. 466, 88 L.Ed.2d 435 (1985). To accept the report and recommendation of a magistrate judge on a diapositive matter to which no timely objection has been made, the district judge need only be satisfied that there is no clear error on the face of the record. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b); Johnson v. Goord, 487 F.Supp.2d 377, 379 (S.D.N.Y. 2007), aff'd, 305 F.Appx. 815 (2d Cir. Jan. 9, 2009); Baptichon v. Nevada State Bank, 304 F.Supp.2d 451, 453 (E.D.N.Y. 2004), aff'd, 125 F.Appx. 374 (2d Cir. Apr. 13, 2005). Whether or not proper objections have been filed, the district judge may, after review, accept, reject, or modify any of the magistrate judge's findings or recommendations. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b).
No objections to Magistrate Judge Brown's Report have been filed. Upon review, the Court is satisfied that the Report is not facially erroneous. Accordingly, the Court accepts Magistrate Judge Brown's Report in its entirety. This case is dismissed with prejudice for plaintiff's failure to prosecute, see Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b), and the Clerk of Court is directed to close this case.
In accordance with Rule 77(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Clerk of Court shall serve a copy of this order upon all parties, including mailing a copy of this order to the plaintiff, and shall record such service on the docket.