Fason v. Social Security, Commissioner of
OPINION & ORDER Adopting Report and Recommendation 23 ; denying pltf's Motion 20 for Summary Judgment; granting deft's motion for Summary judgment; affirming decision of Social Security commissioner; dismissing case. Signed by District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds. (CBet)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 16-11070
Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds
Commissioner of Social Security,
OPINION AND ORDER ACCEPTING AND ADOPTING THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S
MARCH 17, 2017 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION , DENYING PLAINTIFF'S
MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT [20, 22], GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION
FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT , AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE
COMMISSIONER AND DISMISSING THE CASE
Before the Court is the magistrate judge’s March 17, 2017 report and recommendation
on the parties' motions for summary judgment. (Docket 20, 21, 22). The magistrate judge
recommended that the Court deny Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment (dkt. 20, 22) and
grant Defendant's motion for summary judgment (dkt. 21). Neither
party has filed
objections. “[T]he failure to object to the magistrate judge’s report releases the Court from
its duty to independently review the matter." Hall v. Rawal, 09-10933, 2012 WL 3639070,
at *1 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 24, 2012) (citing Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985)). The
Court nevertheless agrees with the magistrate judge’s recommendation.
Being fully advised in the premises, having read the pleadings and for the reasons set
forth above, the Court ACCEPTS and ADOPTS the magistrate judge's report and
recommendation and therefore DENIES Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, GRANTS
Defendant's motion for summary judgment, AFFIRMS the decision of the Commissioner
of Social Security pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 405(g) and DISMISSES Plaintiff's complaint with
prejudice (dkt. 1).
s/Nancy G. Edmunds
Nancy G. Edmunds
United States District Judge
Dated: April 6, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel of record
and Plaintiff Epha Fason on April 6, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
s/Carol J. Bethel
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