Russell v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
FINAL JUDGMENT AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE COMMISSIONER and Plaintiff's case is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Mark E. Ford on May 23, 2017. (hnc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
CIVIL NO. 2:16-cv-2134-MEF
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
Commissioner, Social Security Administration1
This cause is before the Court on the Plaintiff’s complaint for judicial review of an
unfavorable final decision of the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration regarding
his applications for Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income. The parties
have consented to entry of final judgment by the United States Magistrate Judge under the
provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), with any appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
The Court, having reviewed the record, the administrative transcript, the briefs of the parties, the
applicable law, and having heard oral argument, finds as follows, to-wit:
For the reasons announced by the Court on the record at the conclusion of the parties’ oral
argument on May 22, 2017, the Court finds that the decision of the Commissioner of Social
Security is supported by substantial evidence, and the same is hereby affirmed.
IT IS SO ORDERED this the 23rd day of May, 2017.
/s/ Mark E. Ford
HON. MARK E. FORD
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Nancy A. Berryhill is now the Acting Commissioner of Social Security. Pursuant to Rule 25(d) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure, Nancy A. Berryhill should be substituted for Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin as
the defendant in this suit. No further action needs to be taken to continue this suit by reason of the last sentence of
section 205(g) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
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