Danley v. Colvin
ORDER DENYING 33 Motion to Alter, Amend or Vacate Judgment, as further set out. Signed by Magistrate Judge Bert W. Milling, Jr on 10/1/2013. (clr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
MECLYAH DARRELL DANLEY,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Commission of Social Security,
CIVIL ACTION 13-0081-M
This action is before the Court on Plaintiff Meclah Darrell
Danley’s Motion to Alter, Amend or Vacate the order and judgment
entered September 27, 2013, denying claims for disability
insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income (Doc. 33).
Plaintiff brings this Motion under Fed.R.Civ.P. 59(e) and
However, a “‘Rule 59(e) motion [cannot be used] to
relitigate old matters, raise argument or present evidence that
could have been raised prior to the entry of judgment.’”
v. King, 500 F.3d 1335, 1343 (11th Cir.) (quoting Michael Linet,
Inc. v. Village of Wellington, Fla., 408 F.3d 757, 763 (11th
Cir.2005)), cert. denied, 552 U.S. 1040 (2007).
order to prevail on his Motion, Plaintiff must identify “‘newlydiscovered evidence or manifest errors of law or fact.’”
Arthur, 500 F.3d at 1343 (quoting In re Kellogg, 197 F.3d 1116,
1119 (11th Cir. 1999).
In his Motion, Plaintiff identifies no newly-discovered
Rather, Danley is bringing arguments previously
Though pressing the Court to accept his argument that a
manifest error of law has been committed, Danley is, simply,
Plaintiff argues that “the ‘Commissioner’ the ‘Appeals
Council’ and the ‘ALJ’ are all the Defendant [sic] in this
matter and as such when Plaintiff contends the Commissioner or
the ALJ or the Defendant he is referencing all entities of the
Defendant” (Doc. 33, p. 1, ¶ 2(a)).
While Danley may use these
terms interchangeably, the law does not.
As noted in the
Court’s opinion, if Plaintiff wishes to challenge an action of
the Appeals Council, the Appeals Council must be specifically
named in the claim (see Doc. 31, p. 11 n.10).
Danley did not do
The Court would further note, however, that the specific
evidence Danley asserts should have been considered was
generated on December 13, 2012 (Tr. 377), more than two months
after the ALJ’s decision was entered on October 4, 2012 (Tr.
As such, it was filed too late and fails to meet the
standard for considering new evidence as Plaintiff has failed to
demonstrate that “the evidence is ‘material,’ that is, relevant
and probative so that there is a reasonable possibility that it
would change the administrative result.”
F.2d 872, 877 (11th Cir. 1986).
Caulder v. Bowen, 791
The “new evidence” is, at best,
cumulative to other evidence of record and provides nothing new
and material that demonstrates that Danley is unable to work
The evidence does not claim that Danley is disabled
and falls far short of demonstrating it.
Therefore, the Plaintiff’s Motion to Alter, Amend or
Vacate (Doc. 33) is DENIED.
DONE this 1st day of October, 2013.
s/BERT W. MILLING, JR.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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