IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
February 22, 2010
ANGELA POWERS WEST, PLAINTIFF,
COMMISSIONER SOC. SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Reagan, District Judge
MEMORANDUM and ORDER
On February 1, 2010, Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson issued a detailed Report and Recommendation (Doc. 21), recommending that the undersigned District Judge deny Angela West's claims herein and enter judgment in favor of Defendant Commissioner of Social Security. The parties were advised that they could challenge Judge Wilkerson's findings and recommendation by filing objections on or before February 18, 2010 (see Doc. 21).
The period for objecting to Judge Wilkerson's Report has expired, and no party filed objections or sought additional time in which to do so. Therefore, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Southern District of Illinois Local Rule 73.1(a), this Court need not conduct de novo review. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-52 (1985); Video Views Inc., v. Studio 21, Ltd., 797 F.2d 538 (7th Cir. 1986).
Accordingly, the undersigned District Judge ADOPTS in its entirety Judge Wilkerson's Report and Recommendation (Doc. 21), DENIES Plaintiff/Petitioner West's claims for relief, and DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to enter judgment against West and in favor of Defendant Commissioner of Social Security.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Michael J. Reagan United States District Judge
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