Griffin v. Colvin
JUDGMENT: It is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security denying plaintiff benefits be reversed and remanded pursuant to sentence four. Signed by Chief Judge William H. Steele on 1/14/2016. (tgw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
In accordance with the order entered on this date, it is hereby ORDERED,
ADJUDGED, and DECREED that the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security
denying plaintiff benefits be reversed and remanded pursuant to sentence four of 42
U.S.C. § 405(g), see Melkonyan v. Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89, 111 S.Ct. 2157, 115 L.Ed.2d 78
(1991), for further proceedings not inconsistent with this decision. The remand pursuant
to sentence four of § 405(g) makes the plaintiff a prevailing party for purposes of the
Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412, Shalala v. Schaefer, 509 U.S. 292, 112 S.Ct.
2625, 125 L.Ed.2d 239 (1993), and terminates this Court’s jurisdiction over this matter.
DONE this 14th day of January, 2016.
s/WILLIAM H. STEELE
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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