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Moore v. Quinn
United States District Court, Seventh Circuit
December 10, 2013
ROBERT MOORE, Plaintiff,
PAT QUINN, S.A. GODINEZ, SARAH JOHNSON, LOUIS SHICKER, DEBBIE DENNING, JACLYN O’DAY, MARC HODGE, DR. PHIL MARTIN, CHARLES FASANO, LISA PRATHER, DENNIS LARSON, DR. J. FENOGLIO, ELAINE HARDY, PAMELA MORAN, BRANDON RISSE, and DOWNEN, Defendants.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
J. PHIL GILBERT DISTRICT JUDGE.
This matter comes before the Court on the Report and Recommendation (“R & R”) (Doc. 73) of Magistrate Judge Philip M. Frazier recommending this Court dismiss this case pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) for plaintiff Robert Moore’s failure to prosecute.
The Court may accept, reject or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations of the magistrate judge in a report and recommendation. Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b)(3). 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).
The R & R notes that Moore failed to keep an updated address on file with the Court, failed to respond to the Court’s show cause order dated October 15, 2013, and failed to respond to two motions for summary judgment. Moore filed an objection (Doc. 78) in which he alleges he updated his address with the Court, but never received the aforementioned documents. The Court notes it received Moore’s notice of change of address (Doc. 74) on November 8, 2013; however, Moore’s notice was dated October 8, 2013.
It appearing that Moore may not have received the aforementioned documents even after mailing a change of address to the Court, the Court REJECTS the R & R (Doc. 73). The Court DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to mail a copy of defendant J. Fenoglio’s motion for summary judgment (Doc. 70), memorandum in support (Doc 71), attached exhibits, and notice (Doc. 72) to Moore at this updated address. Moore shall file a response to the motion for summary judgment (Doc. 70) on or before ...