UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
June 10, 2010
JESSICA CROSS, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Thomas J. McAvoy, D.J.
DECISION and ORDER
This matter was referred to the Hon. Victor E. Bianchini, United States Magistrate Judge, for a Report and Recommendation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Rule 72.3(d) of the Local Rules of the Northern District of New York. In a Report-Recommendation dated May 24, 2010, Magistrate Judge Bianchini recommended that the decision of the Commissioner be affirmed. Plaintiff has filed objections.
When objections to a magistrate judge's Report-Recommendation are lodged, the Court reviews the record de novo. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). After such a review, the Court may "accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate [judge]." Id. The Court may also "receive further evidence or recommit the matter to the magistrate judge with instructions." Id. Thus, the Court reviews the instant matter de novo.
After reviewing the matter de novo, the Court agrees with the Report-Recommendation in its entirety. The decision of the ALJ was supported by substantial evidence, and the correct legal standard was applied.
Consequently, the Report-Recommendation is adopted in its entirety. Plaintiff's Complaint is dismissed. The Clerk is directed to close the file.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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