UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
January 22, 2008
SUPER 8 MOTELS, INC., PLAINTIFF,
CONQUISTA HOTEL GROUP, LTD., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Greenaway, Jr., U.S.D.J.
On December 18, 2007, Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo filed a Report and Recommendation ("R&R"), pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b) and L. CIV. R. 72.1(a)(2), wherein she recommended that the Answers*fn1 filed by pro se defendants Samuel Vela, Jose Alanis, Jose Alanis, Jr., and Ruth Alanis (collectively, the "Individual Defendants") be stricken from the record, and that default be entered against the Individual Defendants as a sanction for failing to comply with discovery obligations and Orders of this Court. The time for filing objections to the R&R expired, at the latest, on January 14, 2008, and no objections were submitted.
A magistrate judge's recommended disposition of a dispositive matter is subject to de novo review. FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b); In re U.S. Healthcare, 159 F.3d 142, 145-46 (3d Cir. 1998); Temptations, Inc. v. Wager, 26 F. Supp. 2d 740, 743 (D.N.J. 1998). This Court has reviewed the parties' submissions and the R&R under the appropriate de novo standard, and agrees with Magistrate Judge Arleo's analysis and conclusion. Therefore,
IT IS on this 22nd day of January, 2008,
ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Arleo's R&R is adopted as the opinion of this Court; and it is further
ORDERED that the Answers of the Individual Defendants be stricken from the record; and it is further
ORDERED that default be entered against the Individual Defendants; and it is further
ORDERED that Plaintiff Super 8 Motels, Inc. be permitted to proceed to judgment by default; and it is further
ORDERED that a copy of this Order be served on all parties within seven (7) days of the date of entry of this Order.
JOSEPH A. GREENAWAY, JR., U.S.D.J.