United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania
May 4, 2015
TUERE BARNES, Plaintiff.
BRANDI MAHAMADOU, Defendant.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER, Chief District Judge.
AND NOW, this 4th day of May, 2015, upon consideration of the report (Doc. 26) of Chief Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson, recommending the court grant pro se plaintiff's motions (Docs. 21, 23) for default judgment but deny his motion (Doc. 25) for final remedies as premature, and further recommending that plaintiff file a motion to liquidate damages pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 55, (Doc. 26 at 3-7), and, following an independent review of the record, and it appearing that defendant neither objected to the report nor opposed the underlying motions, and that there is no clear error on the face of the record,  see Nara v. Frank, 488 F.3d 187, 194 (3d Cir. 2007) (explaining that the failure to timely object "may result in forfeiture of de novo review at the district court level"), it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The report (Doc. 26) of Chief Magistrate Judge Carlson is ADOPTED.
2. Plaintiff's motions (Docs. 21, 23) for default judgment are GRANTED. Entry of judgment is DEFERRED pending resolution of plaintiff's motion (Doc. 27) to liquidate damages. See FED. R. CIV. P. 55(b)(2)(B).
3. Plaintiff's motion (Doc. 25) for final remedies is DENIED without prejudice as premature.
4. This matter is REMANDED to Chief Magistrate Judge Carlson for further proceedings.