Jacqueline PIDANICK, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Christopher MADDALONI; Marshall Horton; Horton and Goodman LLC, a South Carolina Limited Liability Corporation, Defendants-Appellees, Paul C. Larosa, III, individually and in his official capacity; Chris Sankowski, individually and in his official capacity, Defendants.
Decided: November 19, 2018
Before MOTZ and HARRIS, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Jacqueline Pidanick, Appellant Pro Se. Mark S. Berglind, VAUX & MARSCHER, PA, Bluffton, South Carolina; Joseph C. Wilson, IV, PIERCE, SLOAN, WILSON, KENNEDY & EARLY LLC, Charleston, South Carolina, for Appellees.
Jacqueline Pidanick appeals the district court's order dismissing her civil complaint. The district court referred this case to a magistrate judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) (2012). The magistrate judge recommended that relief be denied and advised Pidanick that failure to file timely, specific objections to this recommendation would waive appellate review of a district court order based upon the recommendation.
The timely filing of specific objections to a magistrate judge's recommendation is necessary to preserve appellate review of the substance of that recommendation when the parties have been warned of the consequences of noncompliance. Wright v. Collins, 766 F.2d 841, 845-46 (4th Cir. 1985); see also Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 106 S.Ct. 466, 88 L.Ed.2d 435 (1985). Pidanick has waived appellate review by failing to file objections after receiving proper notice. Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the district court. We deny Pidanick's motion to seal the discovery materials in a separate civil action, as the motion should be filed in the district court handling that case.
We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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