Meadows v. Commissioner of Social Security
Memorandum Opinion and Order Adopting Report and Recommendation 21 that the Commissioner's decision be AFFIRMED and the complaintDISMISSED. Judge Dan A. Polster(C,KA)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
ALAN C. MEADOWS,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
CASE NO. 1:11 CV 2378
JUDGE DAN AARON POLSTER
MEMORANDUM OF OPINION
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Greg White
issued and mailed to Plaintiff Alan Meadows on September 25, 2012 (“R&R”) (Doc #: 21).
Plaintiff seeks judicial review of the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security denying
his application for a Period of Disability, Disability Insurance Benefits, and Supplemental
Security Income. (Doc #: 1.) The Magistrate Judge recommends affirming the Commissioner’s
decision and dismissing Plaintiff’s complaint.
Under the relevant statute:
Within fourteen days after being served with a copy, any party
may serve and file written objections to such proposed findings
and recommendations as provided by rules of court. A judge of
the court shall make a de novo determination of those portions of
the report or specified proposed findings or recommendations to
which objection is made.
28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(emphasis added). In this case, 27 days have elapsed since the R&R was
issued, and Plaintiff has filed neither an objection nor a request for an extension of time to file
The failure to timely file written objections to an R&R constitutes a waiver of a de novo
determination by the district court of an issue covered in the report. Thomas v. Arn, 728 F.2d
813 (6th Cir. 1984); United States v. Walters, 638 F.2d 947 (6th Cir. 1981).
Despite the lack of objection, the Court has reviewed the Magistrate Judge’s thorough,
well-written R&R, agrees with the Magistrate Judge’s findings, and ADOPTS the Magistrate’s
recommendation that the Commissioner’s decision be AFFIRMED and the complaint
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/ Dan A. Polster October 22, 2012
Dan Aaron Polster
United States District Judge
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