United States District Court, S.D. New York
March 25, 2015
Debra M. Brennan, Plaintiff,
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security Defendant.
ALISON J. NATHAN, District Judge.
Before the Court is Judge Ellis's Report & Recommendation ("R & R") recommending that the Court grant in part Plaintiff's motion for judgment on the pleadings in this appeal of an administrative denial of social security benefits, and remand the case for further administrative proceedings. When considering the findings and recommendations of a magistrate judge, the Court may "accept, reject, or modify [them], in whole or in part." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). The Court must make a de nova determination of any portions of a magistrate's report or finds to which a party raises an objection, and reviews only for "clear error on the face of the record" when there are no objections to the R & R. See Hicks v. Ercole, No. 09-cv-2531 (AJN), 2015 WL 1266800, at *1 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 18, 2015); Gomez v. Brown, 655 F.Supp.2d 332, 341 (S.D.N.Y. 2009). Clear error is found only when, upon review of the entire record, the Court is left with "the definite and firm conviction that a mistake has been committed." Laster v. Mancini, No. 07-cv-8265 (DAB), 2013 WL 5405468, at *2 (quoting United States v. Snow, 462 F.3d 55, 72 (2d Cir. 2006)).
Objections to Judge Ellis's R & R were due by March 23, 2015. As of March 25, 2015, no objections have been filed. The Court thus reviews the R & R for clear error, and finds none. The Court therefore adopts the R & R in its entirety and GRANTS IN PART Plaintiff's motions for judgment on the pleadings, on the grounds described by Judge Ellis, and REMANDS this case for further administrative proceedings.