Lovern v. Colvin
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER adopting the 17 Proposed Findings and Recommendation; remanding this case for further proceedings pursuant to the fourth sentence of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g); and directing this case removed from the Court's docket. Signed by Judge Thomas E. Johnston on 5/15/2015. (cc: counsel of record; any unrepresented party) (taq)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
VICKI LYNN LOVERN,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:14-cv-15423
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
Before the Court is Defendant’s Motion to Remand [ECF 15]. On April 29, 2014, this
action was referred to United States Magistrate Dwane L. Tinsley for submission of proposed
findings and a recommendation (“PF&R”). Magistrate Judge Tinsley filed his PF&R [ECF 17]
on April 22, 2015, recommending that this Court remand this case for further proceedings and
dismiss this matter from the Court’s docket.
The Court is not required to review, under a de novo or any other standard, the factual or
legal conclusions of the magistrate judge as to those portions of the findings or recommendation to
which no objections are addressed. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 150 (1985). Failure to file
timely objections constitutes a waiver of de novo review and the Petitioner’s right to appeal this
Court’s Order. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); see also Snyder v. Ridenour, 889 F.2d 1363, 1366 (4th Cir.
1989); United States v. Schronce, 727 F.2d 91, 94 (4th Cir. 1984). In addition, this Court need not
conduct a de novo review when a party “makes general and conclusory objections that do not
direct the Court to a specific error in the magistrate’s proposed findings and recommendations.”
Orpiano v. Johnson, 687 F.2d 44, 47 (4th Cir. 1982). Objections to the PF&R were due on May
11, 2015. To date, no objections have been filed.
Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS the PF&R [ECF 17], REMANDS this case for further
proceedings pursuant to the fourth sentence of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), and DIRECTS the Clerk to
remove this case from the Court’s docket. A separate Judgment Order will enter this day
implementing the rulings contained herein.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
The Court DIRECTS the Clerk to send a copy of this Order to counsel of record and any
May 15, 2015
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