Smith v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER: The Report and Recommendation 25 is ADOPTED. The decision of the Commissioner of Social Security denying benefits is AFFIRMED. The Clerk is directed to enter judgment in favor of the Commissioner reflecting that the Commissioner's decision denying benefits is affirmed. The Clerk is directed to CLOSE THIS CASE. Signed by Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington on 9/16/2015. (KAK)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
ANTHONY D. SMITH,
Case No. 8:14-cv-1111-T-33PDB
Commissioner of Social Security,
This matter is before the Court in consideration of the
August 12, 2015, Report and Recommendation of United States
recommending that the decision of the Commissioner denying
benefits be affirmed.
Plaintiff Anthony Smith filed an
Objection to the Report and Recommendation (Doc. # 27) on
Objection on September 16, 2015. (Doc. # 31).
After conducting a careful and complete review of the
findings and recommendations, a district judge may accept,
Wainwright, 681 F.2d 732 (11th Cir. 1982), cert. denied, 459
U.S. 1112 (1983).
In the absence of specific objections,
there is no requirement that a district judge review factual
findings de novo, Garvey v. Vaughn, 993 F.2d 776, 779 n.9
28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C).
judge reviews legal conclusions de novo, even in the absence
of an objection.
See Cooper-Hous. v. S. Ry. Co., 37 F.3d
603, 604 (11th Cir. 1994); Castro Bobadilla v. Reno, 826 F.
Supp. 1428, 1431-32 (S.D. Fla. 1993), aff’d, 28 F.3d 116
(11th Cir. 1994).
Upon due consideration of the record, including Judge
Plaintiff’s Objection and the Commissioner’s Response, the
The Court agrees with Judge Barksdale’s detailed and wellreasoned findings of fact and conclusions of law. The Report
presented, and the Objection does not provide a basis for
rejecting the Report and Recommendation.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED:
The Report and Recommendation (Doc. # 25) is ADOPTED.
The decision of the Commissioner of Social Security
denying benefits is AFFIRMED.
The Clerk is directed to enter judgment in favor of the
decision denying benefits is affirmed.
The Clerk is directed to CLOSE THIS CASE.
DONE and ORDERED in Chambers, in Tampa, Florida, this
16th day of September, 2015.
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