United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania
March 16, 2015
KAREN LOUISE WHITEHILL, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER, Chief District Judge.
AND NOW, this 16th day of March, 2015, upon consideration of the report (Doc. 14) of Magistrate Judge Gerald B. Cohn, wherein Judge Cohn recommends the court dismiss the appeal (Doc. 1) of plaintiff Karen Louise Whitehill and affirm the decision of the administrative law judge ("ALJ") denying plaintiff's application for disability insurance benefits, and concludes that the ALJ's decision is supported by substantial evidence, and, after an independent review of the record, the court in agreement with Judge Cohn that substantial evidence supports the ALJ's decision, see 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) (requiring the district court to accept as "conclusive" any factual finding by the ALJ "supported by substantial evidence"); see also Fargnoli v. Massanari , 247 F.3d 34, 38 (3d Cir. 2001) ("Where... findings of fact are supported by substantial evidence, [the district court is] bound by those findings, even if [the court] would have decided the factual inquiry differently."), and it appearing that neither party has filed objections to the magistrate judge's report, and that there is no clear error on the face of the record,  see Nara v. Frank , 488 F.3d 187, 194 (3d Cir. 2007) (explaining that "failing to timely object to [a report and recommendation] in a civil proceeding may result in forfeiture of de novo review at the district court level"), it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The report (Doc. 19) of Magistrate Judge Cohn is ADOPTED.
2. The decision of the Commissioner of Social Security ("Commissioner") denying Karen Louise Whitehill's application for disability insurance benefits is AFFIRMED.
3. The Clerk of Court shall enter judgment in favor of the Commissioner and against Karen Louise Whitehill as set forth in paragraph 2.
4. The Clerk of Court is directed to close this case.