Gragert v. Colvin
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. This case is DISMISSED. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 10/14/2016. (NOS, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
JAMES P. GRAGERT,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting
Commissioner, Social Security
United States Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston entered findings and
recommendations in this case on August 31, 2016, recommending that the Social
Security Commissioner's decision be affirmed. Gragert did not object to the
findings and recommendations, and so has waived the right to de novo review
thereof. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b )(1 )(C). This Court reviews for clear error those
findings and recommendations to which no party objects. See McDonnell Douglas
Corp. v. Commodore Bus. Mach., Inc., 656 F.2d 1309, 1313 (9th Cir. 1981);
Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985). Clear error exists if the Court is left
with a "definite and firm conviction that a mistake has been committed." United
States v. Syrax, 235 F.3d 422, 427 (9th Cir. 2000) (citations omitted).
Having reviewed the findings and recommendations, the Court finds no
clear error in Judge Johnston's conclusion that the administrative law judge's
("ALJ") decision is based on substantial evidence and is free of prejudicial legal
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Judge Johnston's Findings and
Recommendations (Doc. 20) are ADOPTED IN FULL. This case is DISMISSED.
The Clerk of Court shall CLOSE this matter and enter judgment pursuant to Rule
58 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
14~ay of October, 20
Dana L. Christensen, Chief Judge
United States District Court
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