Rowland v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER adopting and affirming 16 Report and Recommendation. Plaintiff's Statement of Specific Errors is OVERRULED, and the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security is AFFIRMED. Signed by Judge George C. Smith on 6/19/2017. (agm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
CHARLES WILLIS ROWLAND,
Case No.: 2:16-cv-481
JUDGE GEORGE C. SMITH
Magistrate Judge Jolson
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
On March 31, 2017, the United States Magistrate Judge issued a Report and
Recommendation recommending that Plaintiff’s statement of errors be overruled and that
judgment be entered in favor of the Defendant, the Commissioner of Social Security. (See
Report and Recommendation, Doc. 16). This matter is now before the Court on Plaintiff’s
Objections to the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation. (Doc. 17). The Court will
consider the matter de novo. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(3).
Plaintiff’s objections restate the exact arguments made in his Statement of Errors, that he
told the ALJ of a number of medical issues he had been experiencing, including issues with his
back, knee, shoulder, loss of vision in his left eye, psychological impairments, but the ALJ either
didn’t discuss them or dismissed them. Plaintiff argues that the Magistrate Judge failed to
address his arguments and instead made assumptions that the ALJ considered the evidence
without directly addressing it because “Plaintiff has not provided evidence that he was blind or
otherwise visually disabled.” (Report and Recommendation, Doc. 16 at 4).
The Court has carefully considered Plaintiff’s objections, but finds that there is sufficient
evidence supporting the findings of the ALJ and the Magistrate Judge.
Based on the aforementioned and the detailed Report and Recommendation, the Court
finds that Plaintiff’s objections have been thoroughly considered and are hereby OVERRULED.
Accordingly, the Report and Recommendation, Document 16, is ADOPTED and AFFIRMED.
Plaintiff’s Statement of Specific Errors is hereby OVERRULED, and the decision of the
Commissioner of Social Security is AFFIRMED.
The Clerk shall remove Documents 16 and 17 from the Court’s pending motions list, and
enter final judgment in favor of Defendant, the Commissioner of Social Security.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/ George C. Smith__________________
GEORGE C. SMITH, JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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