IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
August 25, 2011
KATHLEEN M. SMITH, PLAINTIFF
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEFENDANT
The opinion of the court was delivered by: James Knoll Gardner United States District Judge
NOW, this 25th day of August, 2011, upon consideration of Plaintiff Kathleen M. Smith's Brief and Statement of Issues in Support of Request for Review, which brief was filed January 21, 2011; upon consideration of Defendant's Response to Request for Review by Plaintiff, which response was filed February 23, 2011; upon consideration of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Elizabeth T. Hey filed July 18, 2011, upon consideration of Plaintiff's Objections to the Report and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge, which objections were filed August 5, 2011; upon consideration of plaintiff's Complaint, defendant's Answer and after a thorough review of the record in this matter; it appearing that Magistrate Judge Hey's Report and Recommendation correctly determined the legal issues presented in this case,
IT IS ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Hey's Report and Recommendation is approved and adopted. *fn1
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security is affirmed.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff's request for review is denied.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff's objections to the Report and Recommendation are overruled. *fn2
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that judgment is entered in favor of defendant Michael J. Astrue and against plaintiff Kathleen M. Smith.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall mark this case closed for statistical purposes.
BY THE COURT:
James Knoll Gardner