John Eugene LEAKE, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, Defendant-Appellee.
Decided: April 21, 2020
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and WYNN and DIAZ, Circuit Judges.
John Eugene Leake, Appellant Pro Se. Brittany Johanna Gigliotti, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Appellee.
John Eugene Leake appeals the district court's orders accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and dismissing his Social Security agency appeal as untimely filed and denying his Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e) motion. The district court referred this case to a magistrate judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) (2018). The magistrate judge recommended dismissing Leake's action as untimely filed and advised Leake that failure to file timely objections to this recommendation could waive appellate review of a district court order based upon the recommendation.
The timely filing of specific objections to a magistrate judge's recommendation is necessary to preserve appellate review of the substance of that recommendation when the parties have been warned of the consequences of noncompliance. Martin v. Duffy, 858 F.3d 239, 245 (4th Cir. 2017); Wright v. Collins, 766 F.2d 841, 846-47 (4th Cir. 1985); see also Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 154-55, 106 S.Ct. 466, 88 L.Ed.2d 435 (1985). Leake has waived appellate review by failing to file objections to the magistrate judge's recommendation after receiving proper notice. Further, the district court properly denied Leake's Rule 59(e) motion. Accordingly, we affirm the district court's orders.
We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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