Hitsman v. Commissioner
ORDER Adopting 19 Report and Recommendation; Denying Plaintiff's 15 Motion for Summary Judgment; and Granting Defendant's 18 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by District Judge Stephen J. Murphy, III. (DPar)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 2:16-cv-12708
HONORABLE STEPHEN J. MURPHY, III
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
MAGISTRATE ANTHONY P. PATTI
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION ,
DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ,
AND GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT 
The Commissioner of the Social Security Administration ("SSA") denied Andrew
Hitsman's application for Supplemental Security Income and Disability Insurance Benefits
in a decision issued by an Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ"). The SSA Appeals Council
declined to review the ruling, and Hitsman appealed. The Court referred the matter to the
magistrate judge and the parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment. The magistrate
judge issued a Report and Recommendation ("Report") suggesting the Court deny
Hitsman's motion and grant the Commissioner’s motion.
Civil Rule 72(b) governs review of a magistrate judge's report and recommendation.
De novo review of the magistrate judge’s findings is only required if the parties "serve and
file specific written objections to the proposed findings and recommendations." Fed. R. Civ.
P. 72(b)(2). Because neither party filed timely objections, de novo review of the Report's
conclusions is not required. Having examined the record, the Court finds that the magistrate
judge's conclusions are factually based and legally sound.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that the magistrate judge's Report and
Recommendation  is ADOPTED, Hitsman's Motion for Summary Judgment  is
DENIED, the Commissioner's Motion for Summary Judgment  is GRANTED, and the
case is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
s/Stephen J. Murphy, III
STEPHEN J. MURPHY, III
United States District Judge
Dated: September 5, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties and/or
counsel of record on September 5, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
s/David P. Parker
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