United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
March 17, 2015
RICHARD COOLEY, Plaintiff,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant.
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION (ECF #21), GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (ECF #20), AND DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (ECF #19)
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN, District Judge.
On February 27, 2015, Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk issued a Report and Recommendation ("R&R") recommending that the Court deny Plaintiff Richard Cooley's Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF #19) and grant the Defendant Commissioner of Social Security's Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF #20). ( See ECF #21.) The R&R stated that the parties could object to and seek review of the recommendation within fourteen days. ( See id. at 24, Pg. ID 536.)
Neither party has objected to the R&R. Failure to file objections to the R&R waives any further right to appeal. See Howard v. Sec'y of Health and Human Servs., 932 F.2d 505 (6th Cir. 1991); Smith v. Detroit Fed'n of Teachers Local 231, 829 F.2d 1370, 1373 (6th Cir. 1987). Likewise, the failure to object to the Magistrate Judge's R&R releases the Court from its duty to independently review the matter. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985). The Court has nevertheless reviewed the R&R and agrees with the findings and conclusions of the Magistrate Judge.
Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Magistrate Judge's February 27, 2015, Report and Recommendation (ECF #21) is ADOPTED as the Opinion of this Court. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, for the reasons stated in the R&R, that Plaintiff's October 16, 2014, motion for summary judgment (ECF #19) is DENIED, and that Defendant's November 10, 2014, motion for summary judgment (ECF #20) is GRANTED.