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Hairston v. Commissioner of Social Security

United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division

August 3, 2015

THERESA HAIRSTON, Plaintiff,
v.
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant.

Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk

ORDER ADOPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION, DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, AFFIRMING DECISION OF THE COMMISSIONER, AND DISMISSING COMPLAINT

DAVID M. LAWSON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

Presently before the Court is the report issued on July 7, 2015 by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), recommending that the Court deny the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment, grant the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, and affirm the decision of the Commissioner. Although the report stated that the parties to this action could object to and seek review of the recommendation within fourteen days of service of the report, no objections have been filed thus far. The parties’ failure to file objections to the report and recommendation waives any further right to appeal. 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 report releases the Court from its duty to independently review the matter. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985). However, the Court agrees with the findings and conclusions of the magistrate judge.

Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation [dkt. #20] is ADOPTED.

It is further ORDERED that the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment [dkt. #16] is DENIED.

It is further ORDERED that the defendant’s motion for summary judgment [dkt. #19] is GRANTED.

It is further ORDERED that the decision of the Commissioner is AFFIRMED.

It is further ORDERED that the complaint is DISMISSED.


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