Kuczma v. Commissioner of Social Security
Order Report and Recommendation #4 of the Magistrate Judge is adopted. Plaintiff's #3 Motion to proceed in forma pauperis is denied. Plaintiff shall pay the full filing fee of $400 within 14 days of the date of this Order. Failure to comply with this Order may result in dismissal of this action without further notice. Judge Benita Y. Pearson on 1/25/2017. (E,CK)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
JAMES A. KUCZMA,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
ACTING COMMISSIONER OF
CASE NO. 1:16CV3072
JUDGE BENITA Y. PEARSON
[Resolving ECF No. 3]
An Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) denied Plaintiff James A Kuczma’s application
for Disability Insurance Benefits after a hearing in the above-captioned case. That decision
became the final determination of the Commissioner of Social Security when the Appeals
Council denied the request to review the ALJ’s decision. The claimant sought judicial review of
the Commissioner’s decision, and the Court referred the case to Magistrate Judge Jonathan D.
Greenberg for preparation of a report and recommendation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636 and
Local Rule 72.2(b)(1).
After Plaintiff filed a Motion to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (ECF No. 3), the magistrate
judge submitted a Report & Recommendation (ECF No. 4) on January 5, 2017 recommending
that the motion be denied.
Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(2) provides that objections to a report and recommendation must be
filed within 14 days after service. Objections to the Magistrate Judge’s Report were, therefore,
due on January 19, 2017.1 Plaintiff has not filed any objections, evidencing satisfaction with the
magistrate judge’s recommendation. Any further review by the Court would be a duplicative and
inefficient use of the Court’s limited resources. Thomas v. Arn, 728 F.2d 813 (6th Cir. 1984),
aff’d, 474 U.S. 140 (1985); Howard v. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 932 F.2d 505
(6th Cir. 1991); United States v. Walters, 638 F.2d 947, 949-50 (6th Cir. 1981).
Accordingly, the Report & Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge is hereby adopted.
Plaintiff’s Motion to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (ECF No. 3) is denied. Plaintiff shall pay the
full filing fee of $400 within 14 days of the date of this Order. Failure to comply with this Order
may result in dismissal of this action without further notice.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
January 25, 2017
/s/ Benita Y. Pearson
Benita Y. Pearson
United States District Judge
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