Walker v. Social Security, Commissioner of
MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER Accepting 19 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION re 17 and 15 MOTIONS for Summary Judgment - Signed by District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds. (LBar)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
KRISTEN M. WALKER,
Case No. 16-13902
Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
ORDER AND OPINION ACCEPTING THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S JANUARY 16,
2018 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 
Currently before the Court is the magistrate judge’s January 16, 2018 report and
recommendation. The Court is fully advised in the premises and has reviewed the record
and the pleadings. 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 (1985)). The Court nevertheless agrees with the
magistrate judge’s recommendation. The Court therefore ACCEPTS and ADOPTS the
magistrate judge’s report and recommendation (Dkt. # 19).
It is further ordered that Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment (Dkt. # 15) is
GRANTED IN PART; Defendant's motion for summary judgment (Dkt. # 17) is DENIED;
the findings of the Commissioner are REVERSED; and this matter is REMANDED to the
administrative law judge pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) for proper
consideration of Plaintiff's degenerative disc disease and for proper consideration of Dr.
Hart's opinion in accordance with the treating physician rule.
s/Nancy G. Edmunds
Nancy G. Edmunds
United States District Judge
Dated: February 8, 2018
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel of record
on February 8, 2018, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
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