United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania
February 20, 2015
REBECCA SCHILBERZ, O/B/O A.S. Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner of Social Security Administration, Defendant.
MALACHY E. MANNION, District Judge.
Pending before the court is the report of Magistrate Judge Gerald B. Cohn which recommends that the instant action be remanded for further proceedings in relation to the plaintiff's claim for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income benefits. (Doc. 18). Specifically, Judge Cohn recommends that on remand the Administrative Law Judge, ("ALJ"), conduct a new administrative hearing and appropriately evaluate the evidence that abdominal and bowel problems interfere with the plaintiff's activities. Both the defendant and plaintiff have waived their opportunity to object to Judge Cohn's report and recommendation. (Doc. 19, Doc. 20).
Where no objection is made to a report and recommendation, the court should, as a matter of good practice, "satisfy itself that there is no clear error on the face of the record in order to accept the recommendation." Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b), advisory committee notes; see also Univac Dental Co. v. Dentsply Intern., Inc., 702 F.Supp.2d 465, 469 (2010) (citing Henderson v. Carlson, 812 F.2d 874, 878 (3d Cir. 1987) (explaining judges should give some review to every Report and Recommendation)). Nevertheless, whether timely objections are made or not, the district court may accept, not accept or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate judge. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Local Rule 72.31.
The court has reviewed each of the recommended bases for remand of the instant action presented by Judge Cohn. Because the court agrees with the sound reasoning that led Judge Cohn to the conclusions in his report and finds no clear error on the face of the record, the court will adopt the report in its entirety. An appropriate order shall issue.