United States District Court, S.D. California
April 27, 2015
ANDREW NILON, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff,
NATURAL-IMMUNOGENICS CORP., Defendant.
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION (DOC. NO. 84) RE: PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR TERMINATING SANCTIONS (DOC. No. 74).
LARRY ALAN BURNS, District Judge.
Nilon filed a motion for terminating sanctions, to hold Natural-Immunogenics' counsel in contempt, and for monetary sanctions. (Docket no. 74.) Judge Skomal issued a report and recommendation (the "R&R") on Nilon's motion, recommending that it be denied. (Docket no. 84.)
Objections to the R&R were due on February 19, 2015. Nilon didn't file an objection. "The district judge must determine de novo any part of the magistrate judge's disposition that has been properly objected to." Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b). "A judge of the court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate judge." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). The "statute makes it clear that the district judge must review the magistrate judge's findings and recommendations de novo if objection is made, but not otherwise." United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 1121 (9th Cir. 2003) (en banc).
The Court has nonetheless reviewed the R&R and agrees with its rationale and conclusions. The R&R is ADOPTED. Nilon's motion for terminating sanctions, to hold Natural-Immunogenics' counsel in contempt, and for monetary sanctions is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.