Davis v. Social Security Administration, Commissioner
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Magistrate Judge John E Ott on 1/8/2014. (PSM)
2014 Jan-08 PM 01:51
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
CECIL M. DAVIS,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security,
Case No.: 5:13-cv-1149-JEO
This case is before the court on Defendant’s unopposed Motion for Entry of Judgment
Under 42 U.S.C. § 1383(c)(3) and Sentence Four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) with Remand of the
Cause to the Defendant (doc. 14), filed January 8, 2014. There being no opposition, the motion
is due to be granted.
Under 42 U.S.C. § 1383(c)(3) and sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), this court has the
power to enter, upon the pleadings and transcript of the record, a judgment affirming, modifying
or reversing the decision of the Secretary, with or without remanding the cause for a rehearing.1
42 U.S.C. § 405(g); see Melkonyan v. Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89 (1991).
Accordingly, this case is due to be remanded to the Commissioner in order for the ALJ to
further consider Plaintiff’s mental impairments and residual functional capacity in light of the
opinion evidence provided by Dr. Rogers; to obtain, if necessary, evidence from a psychological
medical expert of a vocational expert to clarify the effect of the assessed limitations on Plaintiff’s
The parties have consented to the jurisdiction of the undersigned pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 636(c). (Doc. 9).
occupational base; and for any other proceedings that may be necessary for the proper disposition
of this matter. The court will enter a separate judgment pursuant to Rule 58 of the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure.
DONE this 8th day of January, 2014.
JOHN E. OTT
Chief United States Magistrate Judge
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