Michael Burrage, Jr. v. Carolyn W. Colvin


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Bobby E. Shepherd, Kermit E. Bye and Jane Kelly (UNPUBLISHED) [4315026] [14-3633]

Download PDF
United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 14-3633 ___________________________ Michael L. Burrage, Jr. lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellant v. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security lllllllllllllllllllll Defendant - Appellee ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis ____________ Submitted: September 4, 2015 Filed: September 10, 2015 [Unpublished] ____________ Before SHEPHERD, BYE, and KELLY, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Appellate Case: 14-3633 Page: 1 Date Filed: 09/10/2015 Entry ID: 4315026 Michael L. Burrage, Jr. appeals the district court’s1 order affirming the Commissioner’s denial of disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income after his hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). For reversal, Burrage argues that the ALJ erred in determining his residual functional capacity by improperly analyzing the medical evidence--specifically, relying on the opinion of a non-examining consultant rather than his treating doctors, disregarding evidence that there was no substance abuse, and failing to obtain additional evidence regarding his limitations--and by discounting his testimony and that of his lay witnesses without giving sufficiently specific reasons. Following careful review of the parties’ submissions and the record before us, we conclude that substantial evidence in the record as a whole supports the ALJ’s finding. See Perks v. Astrue, 687 F.3d 1086, 1091, 1093 (8th Cir. 2012) (standard of review). Accordingly, the judgment of the district court is affirmed. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ 1 The Honorable Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, adopting the report and recommendations of the Honorable Noelle Collins, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. -2- Appellate Case: 14-3633 Page: 2 Date Filed: 09/10/2015 Entry ID: 4315026

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.

Why Is My Information Online?