UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
April 8, 2010
BRUCE RAY GREER, PLAINTIFF,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: J. Phil Gilbert District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter comes before the Court on the Report and Recommendation ("R&R") (Doc. 8) of Magistrate Judge Clifford J. Proud, wherein Magistrate Judge Proud recommends that the Court grant Defendant's Motion for Change of Venue (Doc. 7) and transfer this matter to the Eastern District of Kentucky for future proceedings. The time for objections to the R&R has passed, yet none have been filed.
After reviewing a magistrate judge's report and recommendation, the Court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations of the magistrate judge in the report. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b). The Court must review de novo the portions of the report to which objections are made. The Court has discretion to conduct a new hearing and may consider the record before the magistrate judge anew or receive any further evidence deemed necessary. Id. "If no objection or only partial objection is made, the district court judge reviews those unobjected portions for clear error." Johnson v. Zema Sys. Corp., 170 F.3d 734, 739 (7th Cir. 1999).
As aforementioned, the Court has received no objections to the R&R. The Court has reviewed the entire file and finds that the R&R is not clearly erroneous. Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS the R&R (Doc. 8) in its entirety, whereby the Court GRANTS Defendant's Motion for Change of Venue (Doc. 7) and TRANSFERS this case to the Eastern District of Kentucky for all future proceedings.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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