Williams v. Social Security, Commissioner of

Filing 16

ORDER accepting 15 Report and Recommendation granting 11 plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment, denying 14 defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and remanding action. Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh (MBea)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION DEBORAH J. WILLIAMS, Plaintiff, CASE NO. 13-CV-14941 HONORABLE GEORGE CARAM STEEH v. COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. / ORDER ACCEPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION (DOC. #15) GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (DOC. #11), DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (DOC. #14) AND REMANDING ACTION Before the court are the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment, which were referred to the magistrate judge for a report and recommendation. On February 27, 2015, Magistrate Judge Mona Majzoub issued her report, recommending that the court grant plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment, deny the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, and remand the matter for proper application of the treating-physician rule. The magistrate judge specifically stated that any objections to her report were to be filed within 14 days of service, and that failure to file such objections constituted a waiver of any further right to appeal. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 155 (1985). No such objections were filed by either party. The court has reviewed the record and briefing in this matter, as well as the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation. Finding that report and recommendation to be well-reasoned, the court hereby adopts the result recommended therein. Accordingly, -1- plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment is hereby GRANTED. Defendant’s motion for summary judgment is DENIED, and this cause of action is REMANDED to the Commissioner of Social Security as stated in the report and recommendation. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: March 20, 2015 s/George Caram Steeh GEORGE CARAM STEEH UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Copies of this Order were served upon attorneys of record on March 20, 2015, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. s/Marcia Beauchemin Deputy Clerk -2-

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