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Andrew Crawford v. Tracy Harrington and Mr. Bradley

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


August 20, 2012

ANDREW CRAWFORD, PLAINTIFF,
v.
TRACY HARRINGTON AND MR. BRADLEY, DEFENDANTS.

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. 29) of Magistrate Judge Philip M. Frazier recommending that the Court grant defendants' Motion for Sanctions (Doc. 25) and dismiss this case for want of prosecution. Plaintiff has not filed any objections to the R & R.

After reviewing a 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. Id. 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). A party must raise specific objections to the report and recommendation. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b). The term "specific as used in Rule 72(b) . . . require[s] a party only to specify each issue for which review is sought and not the factual or legal basis of the objection." Johnson, 170 F.3d at 741.

The Court has reviewed the entire file and finds that the R & R is not clearly erroneous. As such, the Court hereby ADOPTS the R & R (Doc. 29), which GRANTS defendants' Motion for Sanctions (Doc. 25). Further, the Court DENIES the motion to stay dispositive motion deadline (Doc. 27) as moot and DISMISSES this matter with prejudice. Finally, the Court DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to enter judgment accordingly.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

J. Phil Gilbert

20120820

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