UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 26, 2012
KATHRYN M. VILLAVICENCIO, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Larry Alan Burns United States District Judge
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION; AND ORDER OF REMAND
Plaintiff brought this action to appeal denial of social security benefits. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Civil Local Rule 72.1(c), the matter was referred to Magistrate Judge Mitchell Dembin for report and recommendation. On July 3, Judge Dembin issued his report and recommendation, which he amended on July 6 (the "R&R"). The R&R recommended remanding this case to the administrative law judge (ALJ) for further proceedings. The parties were given until July 24 to file any objections to the R&R they might have, but neither party did so. When neither party files objections to a magistrate judge's R&R, no review by the Court is required, Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149--50 (1985), although of course the Court has discretion to review the R&R and accept, reject, or modify it. § 636(b)(1).
The Court ADOPTS the R&R, as amended. (Docket no. 21). This action is REMANDED to the ALJ for further proceedings consistent with the Court's ruling in this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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