Merrell v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
Memorandum Opinion and Order. The Court ADOPTS the Magistrate Judge's 18 Report & Recommendation as the Order of this Court and AFFIRMS the Commissioner's final decision. Related document(s) 1 . Judge James R. Knepp II on 3/31/2021. (S,JM)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
CASE NO. 1:20 CV 769
JUDGE JAMES R. KNEPP II
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND
Plaintiff Patricia Merrell seeks judicial review of an adverse social security decision under
42 U.S.C. § 405(g). This case was referred to Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Parker for a Report
and Recommendation (“R&R”) under Local Civil Rule 72.2(b)(2). Judge Parker recommends this
Court overrule Plaintiff’s assertions of error and affirm the Commissioner’s final decision. (Doc.
Under the relevant statute:
Within fourteen days of being served with a copy [of a Magistrate Judge’s R&R],
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); see also FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b)(2). The failure to file timely written
objections to a Magistrate Judge’s R&R constitutes a waiver of de novo review by the district court
of any issues covered in the R&R. Thomas v. Arn, 728 F.2d 813, 814-15 (6th Cir. 1984); United
States v. Walters, 638 F.2d 947, 949-50 (6th Cir. 1981).
In this case, the fourteen day time period has passed and no objections have been filed.
Despite the lack of objections, the Court has reviewed Judge Parker’s R&R, and agrees
with the findings and recommendation therein. Therefore, the Court ADOPTS Judge Parker’s
R&R (Doc. 18) as the Order of this Court and AFFIRMS the Commissioner’s final decision.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ James R. Knepp II
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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