Heggstrom v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER ACCEPTING AND ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM G. COBB. Report and Recommendation ECF No. 18 is accepted and adopted; the case is dismissed without prejudice; Clerk is directed to close this case. Signed by Judge Miranda M. Du on 10/20/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - KW)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
DEREK KURT HEGGSTROM,
Case No. 3:16-cv-00720-MMD-WGC
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Acting Commissioner of
ORDER ACCEPTING AND ADOPTING
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE
WILLIAM G. COBB
Before the Court is Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb’s Report and
Recommendation (“R&R”) (ECF No. 19). Plaintiff had until October 18, 2017 to object
(ECF No. 19). To date, no objection has been filed.
This Court “may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or
recommendations made by the magistrate judge.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Where a party
timely objects to a magistrate judge’s report and recommendation, then the court is
required to “make a de novo determination of those portions of the [report and
recommendation] to which objection is made.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Where a party fails
to object, however, the court is not required to conduct “any review at all . . . of any issue
that is not the subject of an objection.” Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985). Indeed,
the Ninth Circuit has recognized that a district court is not required to review a magistrate
judge’s report and recommendation where no objections have been filed. See United
States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114 (9th Cir. 2003) (disregarding the standard of review
employed by the district court when reviewing a report and recommendation to which no
objections were made); see also Schmidt v. Johnstone, 263 F. Supp. 2d 1219, 1226 (D.
Ariz. 2003) (reading the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Reyna-Tapia as adopting the view that
district courts are not required to review “any issue that is not the subject of an objection”).
Thus, if there is no objection to a magistrate judge’s recommendation, then the court may
accept the recommendation without review. See, e.g., Johnstone, 263 F. Supp. 2d at 1226
(accepting, without review, a magistrate judge’s recommendation to which no objection
Nevertheless, this Court finds it appropriate to engage in a de novo review in order
to determine whether to adopt the R&R. Upon review of the R&R and the records in this
case, the Court finds good cause to adopt the R&R in full.
It is hereby ordered that the R&R (ECF No. 18) is accepted and adopted.
It is further ordered that the case is dismissed without prejudice.
The Clerk is directed to close this case.
DATED THIS 20th day of October 2017.
MIRANDA M. DU
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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