Haas v. Commissioner of Social Security
OPINION and ORDER (1) Adopting Magistrate Judge's 19 Report and Recommendation; (2) Denying Plaintiff's 15 Motion for Summary Judgment; (3) Granting Defendant's 18 Motion for Summary Judgment; and (4) Affirming Defendant's Decision Denying Plaintiff Social Security Benefits. Signed by District Judge Linda V. Parker. (RLou)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
JACQUELINE ANN HAAS,
Civil Case No. 16-11817
Honorable Linda V. Parker
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
OPINION AND ORDER (1) ADOPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S
AUGUST 1, 2017 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION; (2) DENYING
PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT; (3) GRANTING
DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT; AND (4)
AFFIRMING DEFENDANT’S DECISION DENYING PLAINTIFF SOCIAL
On May 21, 2016, Plaintiff filed this lawsuit challenging Defendant’s final
decision denying her application for social security benefits. On May 23, 2016,
this Court referred the lawsuit to Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti for all pretrial
proceedings, including a hearing and determination of all non-dispositive matters
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and/or a report and recommendation
(“R&R”) on all dispositive matters pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B). (ECF
No. 4.) The parties subsequently filed cross-motions for summary judgment.
(ECF No. 15, 18.)
On August 1, 2017, Magistrate Judge Patti issued an R&R recommending
that this Court deny Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment, grant Defendant’s
motion, and affirm Defendant’s decision denying Plaintiff’s application for social
security benefits. (ECF No. 19.) At the conclusion of the R&R, Magistrate Judge
Patti advises the parties that they may object to and seek review of the R&R within
fourteen days of service upon them. (Id. at Pg ID 598.) He further specifically
advises the parties that “[f]ailure to file specific objections constitutes a waiver of
any further right to appeal.” (Id.) Neither Plaintiff nor Defendant filed objections
to the R&R.
The Court has carefully reviewed the R&R and concurs with the conclusions
reached by Magistrate Judge Patti. The Court therefore adopts Magistrate Judge
Patti’s August 1, 2017 R&R.
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment (ECF No.
15) is DENIED;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant’s motion for summary
judgment (ECF No. 18) is GRANTED;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant’s decision denying Plaintiff’s
application for social security benefits is AFFIRMED.
s/ Linda V. Parker
LINDA V. PARKER
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: August 31, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to counsel of
record and/or pro se parties on this date, August 31, 2017, by electronic and/or
U.S. First Class mail.
s/ R. Loury
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