Duncan v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER adopting 5 Report and Recommendation and transferring case to the Western District of Michigan. Signed by District Judge Terrence G. Berg. (DPer) [Transferred from Michigan Eastern on 1/31/2017.]
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
ANDREA N. DUNCAN,
Case No. 16-14252
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Acting Commissioner of
HON. TERRENCE G. BERG
HON. ELIZABETH A. STAFFORD
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND
TRANSFERRING CASE TO THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
This matter is before the Court on Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Stafford’s
December 19, 2016 Report and Recommendation (Dkt. 5), recommending that this
case be transferred to the Western District of Michigan.
The Court has reviewed the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation.
The law provides that either party may serve and file written objections “[w]ithin
fourteen days after being served with a copy” of a report and recommendation.
28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). The district court will make a “de novo determination of those
portions of the report . . . to which objection is made.” Id. Where, as here, neither
party objects to the report, the district court is not obligated to independently
review the record. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-52 (1985). Nevertheless,
the Court has reviewed the Report and Recommendation and does hereby accept the
Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation of December 19, 2016 as this
Court’s own order.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Stafford’s
Recommendation of December 19, 2016 is ACCEPTED and ADOPTED. It is
furthered ordered that this case be transferred to the Western District of Michigan.
Dated: January 30, 2017
s/Terrence G. Berg
TERRENCE G. BERG
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Certificate of Service
I hereby certify that this Order was electronically submitted on January 30,
2017, using the CM/ECF system, which will send notification to all parties, and was
served upon unrepresented parties via postal mail.
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