Broussard v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS AND AFFIRMING THE COMMISSIONER'S DECISION: re 17 Report and Recommendations, Signed by District Judge Halil S. Ozerden on 2/22/2017 (wld)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
DOMINIC JOSEPH BROUSSARD
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:15CV430-HSO-RHW
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
AND AFFIRMING THE COMMISSIONER’S DECISION
This matter comes before the Court on the Report and Recommendation 
of United States Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker entered on January 24, 2017.
Judge Walker reviewed the entire record of the proceedings below and controlling
law, and recommended that the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security be
affirmed. See R. & R.  at 9-10.
Plaintiff, who is represented by counsel, has not filed any objection to the
Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation to date. Where no party has
objected to a magistrate judge’s proposed findings of fact and recommendation, a
court need not conduct a de novo review of it. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (“[A] judge
of the court shall make a de novo determination of those portions of the report or
specified proposed findings and recommendations to which objection is made.”). In
such cases, a court need only review the proposed findings of fact and
recommendation and determine whether it is either clearly erroneous or contrary to
law. United States v. Wilson, 864 F.2d 1219, 1221 (5th Cir. 1989).
Based on the record before this Court, and having conducted the required
review, the Court is of the opinion that the findings of fact and conclusions of law of
the Magistrate Judge are neither clearly erroneous nor contrary to law. See 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). The Court finds that the Magistrate Judge properly
recommended that the decision of the Commissioner be affirmed. The Court further
finds that, for the reasons stated herein, the Report and Recommendation  of
United States Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker entered on January 24, 2017,
should be adopted as the finding of this Court.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that, the Report and
Recommendation  of United States Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker entered
in this case on January 24, 2017, is adopted as the finding of this Court.
IT IS, FURTHER, ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that, the decision of the
Commissioner is AFFIRMED. A separate judgment will be entered in accordance
with this Order as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 58.
SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED, this the 22nd day of February, 2017.
s/ Halil Suleyman Ozerden
HALIL SULEYMAN OZERDEN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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