Stevens v. Commissioner of Social Security

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2016-cv-03183

ORDER adopting {{20}} Report and Recommendations. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 2/27/2018. (AEN)

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PagelD 1133 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION CHRISTINE STEVENS, Plaintiff, Case No: 8: 16 - cy - 3183 - T - 27AEP NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ORDER BEFORE THE COURT is the Report and Recommendation from the Magistrate Judge comn recommending that the decision of the Commissioner be affirmed. (Dkt. 20) . Neither party filed objections and the time for doing so has expired. A district court may accept, reject or modify a magistrate judge's report and recommendation, 28U.S. C. § 636 (b) (1) . În the absence of specific objections, there is no requirement that factual findings be reviewed de novo, and the court may accept, reject or modify, in whole or in part, the findings and recommendations. 9 636 (b) (1) (C); Garvey v. Vaughn, 993 F. 2d 776, 779 n. 9 (11th Cir. 1993) . Legal conclusions are reviewed de novo, even in the absence of an objection. See LeCroy v. McNeil, 397 F. App ' x. 554, 556 (11th Cir. 2010) (citing United States v. Warren, 687 F. 2d 347, 348 (11th Cir. 1982)); Cooper - Houston v. S. Ry. Co ., 37 F. 3d 603, 604 (11th Cir. 1994) . After conducting a careful and complete review of the findings, conclusions, and recommendations, and giving de novo review to matters of law, 1. The Report and Recommendation (Dkt. 20) is APPROVED and ADOPTED for all PageID 1134 purposes, including for appellate review, The decision of the Commissioner is AFFIRMED. 3. The Clerk shall enter final judgment in favor of Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security and against the Plaintiff. 4. The Clerk is directed to CLOSE the file. DONE AND ORDERED this this 27 day of February, 2018. Witten JAMES D. WHITTEMORE United States District Judge Copies to: Counsel of record