Thomas v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER (1) Granting Defendant's 14 Motion for Summary Judgment and (2) Denying Plaintiff's 13 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HMon)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
ROBIN D. THOMAS,
Case No. 15-cv-13291
Hon. Matthew F. Leitman
ORDER (1) GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY
JUDGMENT (ECF #14) AND (2) DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR
SUMMARY JUDGMENT (ECF #13)
In this action, Plaintiff Robin D. Thomas (“Plaintiff”) challenges the denial of
her application for disability insurance. (See Compl., ECF #1.) Plaintiff and the
Commissioner of Social Security (“Defendant”) have now filed cross-motions for
summary judgment. (See ECF ## 13, 14.)
On February 17, 2017, the assigned Magistrate Judge issued a Report and
Recommendation recommending that the Court grant Defendant’s motion and deny
Plaintiff’s motion (the “R&R”). (See ECF #17.) At the conclusion of the R&R, the
Magistrate Judge informed the parties that if they wanted to seek review of her
recommendation, they needed to file specific objections with the Court within
fourteen days. (See id. at 25-26, Pg. ID 416-17.)
Plaintiff has not filed any objections to the R&R. The failure to file objections
to an 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
an R&R releases the Court from its duty to independently review the matter. See
Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985).
Accordingly, because Plaintiff has failed to file any objections to the R&R,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Magistrate Judge’s recommendation to grant
Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment is ADOPTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that (1) Defendant's Motion for Summary
Judgment (ECF #14) is GRANTED and (2) Plaintiff's Motion for Summary
Judgment (ECF #13) is DENIED.
s/Matthew F. Leitman
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: March 8, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the
parties and/or counsel of record on March 8, 2017, by electronic means and/or
s/Holly A. Monda
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