IN UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
May 21, 2012
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF,
MR. DISMORE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: J. Phil Gilbert District Judge
This matter comes before the Court on Magistrate Judge Philip M. Frazier's Report and Recommendation (R&R) (Doc.47) wherein it is recommendedthat defendants' affirmative defense of failure to exhaust administrative remedies and the defendants' motion for summary judgment (Doc. 24) bedenied. The plaintiff filed a response (Doc. 28) in opposition to the motion for summary judgment. No party has filed an objection.
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 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. The Court must review de novo the portions of the report to which specific written objections are made. 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).
Neither party has objected and thus the Court reviewed the R&R for clear error. After completing this review, the Court did not find any clear error and therefore ADOPTS the R&R in its entirety. The Court FINDS the plaintiff has exhausted his administrative remedies and DENIES the defendants' motion for summary judgment.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
J. Phil Gilbert
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