Austin v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 31

OPINION AND ORDER Adopting 30 Report and Recommendation, Granting 28 Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Wanda L. Austin, Granting 27 Motion for Order filed by Wanda L. Austin, and Granting 29 Motion to Remand filed by Commissioner of Social Security. Signed by District Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis. (THal)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION WANDA L. AUSTIN, v. Case No. 17-14082 Plaintiff, Stephanie Dawkins Davis United States District Judge COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Patricia T. Morris United States Magistrate Judge Defendant. ____________________________/ OPINION AND ORDER ACCEPTING AND ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION [ECF NO. 30] GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO EXTEND [ECF NO. 27], GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT [ECF NO. 28], AND GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR REMAND [ECF NO. 29] This matter is before the court on a Motion to Extend and a Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Plaintiff Wanda Austin and a Motion for Remand filed by Defendant, the Commissioner of Social Security. This court referred the matter to Magistrate Judge Patricia Morris, who issued a Report and Recommendation on April 21, 2021, recommending that the court grant the Plaintiff’s Motions and grant the Defendant’s Motion to Remand. (ECF No. 30, PageID.549). 1 Neither party has filed objections to the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation, and the 14-day time period for filing objections has expired. See 28 Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(2); E.D. Mich. L.R. 72.1(d). “[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, No. 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 therefore finds that the parties have waived further review of the Magistrate Judge’s Report. Nonetheless, upon review of the parties’ briefing and the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation, the court agrees with the Magistrate Judge’s recommended disposition. The court, therefore, ACCEPTS and ADOPTS Magistrate Judge Morris’ April 21, 2021 Report and Recommendation [ECF No. 30]. Consequently, the court GRANTS Plaintiff’s Motion to Extend and Motion for Summary Judgment [ECF Nos. 27, 28], and GRANTS the Defendant’s Motion for Remand [ECF. No. 29]. SO ORDERED. Dated: June 7, 2021 s/Stephanie Dawkins Davis HON. STEPHANIE DAWKINS DAVIS United States District Court Judge 2

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