Friendly Reminder: Make Objections – Fourth Circuit

Riley v. Bartlett.

In this unpublished opinion, the Fourth Circuit gives us all a nice reminder that you have to object to a magistrate’s recommendation to later have it reviewed on appeal. This is not a remarkable order, really. But, it’s a good reminder:

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 (1985). Riley has waived appellate review by failing to file objections after receiving proper notice.