Farrell v. Colvin
ORDER denying 8 Motion to Dismiss and adopting 20 Report and Recommendations. The defendant shall have until 8/10/2017 to file the administrative record. SO ORDERED. Signed by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 7/19/2017. (APG)-CLERK TO FOLLOW UP-
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
PAMELA L. FARRELL,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
On September 28, 2016, the defendant moved to dismiss the complaint in
accordance with Title 42 United States Code § 405(g), and pursuant to Rules 12(b)(1)
and 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, because the plaintiff failed to
timely commence this action under Section 205(g) of the Social Security Act. Docket
Item 8. On October 26, 2016, this Court referred this case to United States Magistrate
Judge Michael J. Roemer for all proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B).
Docket Item 9. On April 6, 2017, the plaintiff responded to the defendant’s motion to
dismiss, Docket Item 17, and on May 11, 2017, Magistrate Judge Roemer heard oral
On May 30, 2017, Judge Roemer issued a Report and Recommendation finding
that the defendant’s motion should be denied. Docket Item 20. The parties did not
object to the Report and Recommendation, and the time to do so now has expired. See
28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(2). In fact, on the same date that Judge
Roemer issued his Report and Recommendation, the defendant gave notice that it
withdrew its motion to dismiss and requested an extension of time to file the certified
A district court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or
recommendation of a magistrate judge. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(3).
A district court must conduct a de novo review of those portions of a magistrate judge’s
recommendation to which objection is made. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed. R. Civ. P.
72(b)(3). But neither 28 U.S.C. § 636 nor Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 72 requires a
district court to review the recommendation of a magistrate judge to which no objections
are addressed. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-50 (1985).
Although not required to do so in light of the above, this Court nevertheless has
reviewed Judge Roemer’s Report and Recommendation. Based on that review, the
absence of any objections, and the defendant’s withdrawal of its motion to dismiss, the
Court accepts and adopts Judge Roemer’s recommendation to deny the defendant’s
motion to dismiss.
For the reasons stated above and in the Report and Recommendation, the
defendant’s motion to dismiss (Docket Item 8) is DENIED. The defendant’s Request for
an Extension of Time to File the Certified Administrative Record (Docket Item 21) is
granted. The defendant shall have until August 10, 2017 to file the administrative
July 19, 2017
Buffalo, New York
s/ Lawrence J. Vilardo
LAWRENCE J. VILARDO
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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