Spears v. Commissioner of Social Security
Order: The Report and Recommendation is adopted (Doc. No. 18) in its entirety as the Order of the Court. The decision of the Commissioner is affirmed. re 18 . Judge Jeffrey J. Helmick on 3/7/2017. (S,AL)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
Kathleen Lou Spears,
Case No. 3:15-cv-2261
Commissioner of Social Security,
Before me is the December 20, 2016 Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge
James R. Knepp, II recommending the final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security to deny
Plaintiff Kathleen Lou Spear’s application for disability insurance benefits under the Social Security
Act, be affirmed. (Doc. No. 18).
Under the relevant statute, “[w]ithin 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.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); United States v. Campbell, 261 F.3d 628 (6th Cir. 2001). In
this case, the fourteen day period has elapsed and no objections have been filed.
The failure to file written objections to the Magistrate Judge’s report and recommendation
constitutes a waiver of a determination by the district court of an issue covered in the report.
Thomas v. Arn, 728 F.2d 813 (6th Cir. 1984), aff’d, 474 U.S. 140 (1985); see also United States v. Walters,
638 F.2d 947 (6th Cir. 1981); Smith v. Detroit Fed’n of Teachers, Local 231, 829 F.2d 1370, 1373 (6th Cir.
1987) (“only those specific objections to the magistrate’s report made to the district court will be
preserved for appellate review”).
Following review of the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation, I adopt the Report
and Recommendation (Doc. No. 18) in its entirety as the Order of the Court. The decision of the
Commissioner is affirmed.
s/ Jeffrey J. Helmick
United States District Judge
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