United States District Court, M.D. Tennessee, Nashville Division
October 8, 2014
JULIA E. BROWN, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
JOHN T. NIXON, Senior District Judge.
Pending before the Court is Magistrate Judge Griffin's Report and Recommendation ("Report"), recommending that the instant case be dismissed for failure to prosecute. (Doc. No. 28.) On August 12, 2013, Plaintiff Julia E. Brown filed a Complaint against Defendant Commissioner of Social Security contesting the Administrative Law Judge's decision to deny benefits. (Doc. No. 1.) Defendant filed an Answer to the Complaint (Doc. No. 2) and Magistrate Judge Griffin ordered Plaintiff to file a Motion for Judgment on the Administrative Record (Doc. Nos. 15, 20). On February 18, 2014, Defendant filed a Motion to Show Cause Why This Complaint Should Not Be Dismissed, Pursuant to Rule 41(b), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (Doc. No. 24.) Magistrate Judge Griffin granted the Motion and ordered Plaintiff to file a Motion for Judgment on the Administrative Record by April 30, 2014, or risk dismissal under Rule 41(b). (Doc. No. 25.) Magistrate Judge Griffin issued her Report on September 15, 2014, recommending dismissal of Plaintiff's complaint and providing a period of fourteen days in which either party could file an objection. (Doc. No. 28 at 3.) Neither party has filed an objection to date.
Upon review of this matter, the Court finds the Report to be well-founded and ADOPTS it in its entirety. Accordingly, pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 41(b) and 16(f)(1)(C), this case is DISMISSED with prejudice. The Court hereby AFFIRMS the decision of the Commissioner. The Clerk of the Court is DIRECTED to close the case.
It is so ORDERED.