Lucas v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
Opinion and Order signed by Judge James S. Gwin on 1/10/22. The Court ADOPTS Judge Clays Report and Recommendation, incorporating it fully herein by reference, REVERSES the Commissioners final decision, and REMANDS this case consistent with the Report and Recommendation. re 1 Complaint, 17 Report and Recommendation (T,A)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
CHRISTOPHER P. LUCAS,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
CASE NO. 1:20-cv-01791
OPINION & ORDER
[Resolving Doc. 1]
JAMES S. GWIN, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE:
Plaintiff Christopher Lucas seeks judicial review of the Defendant Commissioner of
Social Security final decision denying Supplemental Security Income. On November 30,
2021, Magistrate Judge Darrell A. Clay recommended that the Court reverse and remand
the Commissioner’s decision.1
Under the Federal Magistrates Act, a district court must conduct a de novo review of
those portions of a Report and Recommendation to which the parties have objected.2
Absent objection, a district court may adopt a Report and Recommendation without
Here, no party has objected to the Report and Recommendation, so this Court may
adopt the Report and Recommendation without further review. Moreover, having
conducted its own review of the petition and record, the Court agrees with Judge Clay’s
28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985); L.R. 72.3(b).
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findings that the ALJ decision failed to adequately consider the opinion of Lucas’s treating
Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS Judge Clay’s Report and Recommendation,
incorporating it fully herein by reference, REVERSES the Commissioner’s final decision,
and REMANDS this case consistent with the Report and Recommendation.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: January 10, 2022
James S. Gwin
JAMES S. GWIN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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