Michael Lee HALL; Majorie Carol Hall, Plaintiffs - Appellants, v. BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION; Bank of America, N.A., Defendants - Appellees.
Decided: April 23, 2019
Before WILKINSON, MOTZ, and KEENAN, Circuit Judges.
Michael Lee Hall, Majorie Carol Hall, Appellants Pro Se. Meredith Anne Pinson, Bruce Steen, MCGUIREWOODS, LLP, Charlotte, North Carolina, for Appellees.
Michael Lee Hall and Marjorie Carol Hall (“the Halls”) appeal the district court's order adopting the magistrate judge's recommendation to deny their motion to remand and dismiss their several civil claims against Bank of America Corporation and Bank of America, N.A. The district court referred this case to a magistrate judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) (2012). The magistrate judge advised the Halls that their failure to file timely objections to the 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). The Halls waived appellate review of the district court's dispositive holdings by failing to object to the magistrate judge's recommendations regarding the dismissal of their civil claims. Because the Halls objected to the magistrate judge's recommendation to deny their motion to remand, we have reviewed the record and discern no error in the district court's order adopting that aspect of the magistrate judge's recommendation. Accordingly, we affirm based on the reasoning of the district court that portion of the appealed-from order denying the Halls’ motion to remand. See Hall v. Bank of Am. Corp., No. 3:18-cv-00108-RJC-DSC, 2019 WL 215617 (W.D.N.C. Jan. 16, 2019).
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Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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