Donald Cottman v. Michael Astrue


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 1:08-cv-01753-BPG Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. [998462313] [10-1257]

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Donald Cottman v. Michael Astrue Doc. 0 Case: 10-1257 Document: 15 Date Filed: 11/09/2010 Page: 1 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 10-1257 DONALD RAY COTTMAN, Plaintiff Appellant, v. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Beth P. Gesner, Magistrate Judge. (1:08-cv-01753-BPG) Submitted: October 28, 2010 Decided: November 9, 2010 Before WILKINSON and AGEE, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Donald Ray Cottman, Appellant Pro Se. Allen F. Loucks, Assistant United States Attorney, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Case: 10-1257 Document: 15 Date Filed: 11/09/2010 Page: 2 PER CURIAM: Donald Ray Cottman appeals the magistrate judge's order affirming the Commissioner's decision to deny Cottman a period of disability and disability insurance benefits. * reviewed the record and find no reversible error. We have Accordingly, See we affirm for the reasons stated by the magistrate judge. Cottman v. Astrue, No. 1:08-cv-01753-BPG (D. Md. Dec. 9, 2009). To the extent Cottman raises new claims on appeal, it is well settled that issues raised for the first time on appeal generally are not considered by this court. See Muth v. United States, 1 F.3d 246, 250 (4th Cir. 1993) (holding that issues raised for the first time on appeal are generally waived absent exceptional circumstances). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED The parties consented to proceed before judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c) (2006). 2 * a magistrate

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