Huggins v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 8

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on February 13, 2012. (rw)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS HARRISON DIVISION JAMES R. HUGGINS vs. PLAINTIFF Civil No. 3:11-cv-03068 MICHAEL J. ASTRUE Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT MEMORANDUM OPINION Before this Court is Defendant’s Motion to Reverse and Remand. ECF No. 7. The parties have consented to the jurisdiction of a magistrate judge to conduct any and all proceedings in this case, including conducting the trial, ordering the entry of a final judgment, and conducting all post-judgment proceedings. ECF No. 5. Pursuant to this authority, this Court issues this Memorandum Opinion. On January 11, 2012, Defendant filed the present Motion. ECF No. 7. Defendant seeks a remand pursuant to Sentence 6 of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) for further administrative proceedings. Id. Specifically, Defendant requests a remand so that the file and cassette tape recording of the hearing can be located. Plaintiff has not responded to this Motion, and the time to respond has expired. Accordingly, Defendant’s Motion to Reverse and Remand (ECF No. 7) is GRANTED. A judgment incorporating these findings will be entered pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 52 and 58. ENTERED this 13th day of February, 2012. s/ Barry A. Bryant HON. BARRY A. BRYANT U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE 1

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