Bell v. Berryhill
ORDER instructing parties on briefing procedures. Plaintiff's brief due within thirty days from the entry of this Order. Defendant's brief due forty-five days after service of Plaintiff's brief. Plaintiff's Brief due by 10/25/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps on 09/25/2017. (thb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
RASHEIDA SAMONE BELL,
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and this Court’s Local Rule 72, this appeal from the final
decision of the Commissioner of Social Security denying Plaintiff’s claim for Social Security
benefits has been referred to the Magistrate Judge for review and recommendation as to
Defendant having filed her answer, together with a certified copy of the transcript of the
administrative proceedings, IT IS ORDERED that counsel for the parties submit briefs in
accordance with the following requirements:
Within thirty days from the entry of this Order, Plaintiff
shall serve and file a brief setting forth all errors which
Plaintiff contends entitle her to relief. The brief shall
contain the following sections in the order here indicated:
Statement of the issues presented for review, set forth in
separately numbered paragraphs;
Statement of the case, to include (i) brief procedural history
and disposition at the administrative level; and (ii)
summary of material facts supported by record citations,
which should include Plaintiff’s age, education, work
experience, alleged mental and physical impairments and
related medical history;
Legal argument, supported by specific references to the
record and citations of legal authority; and
Conclusion briefly stating the relief sought.
Within forty-five days after service of Plaintiff’s brief, Defendant
shall serve and file a brief responding to each issue raised by
Plaintiff and conforming to the requirements set forth above,
except that a statement of the issues and a statement of the case
need not be made unless Defendant is dissatisfied with Plaintiff’s
Plaintiff may file a reply brief within ten days of service of
The issues before the Court are limited to the issues properly raised in the briefs.1
Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1, briefs are not to exceed twenty-six pages in length without
prior written permission of the Court. The parties should cite primarily to Eleventh Circuit
authority and rely on precedent from other Circuits only as supplemental authority or in the
absence of Eleventh Circuit authority.
SO ORDERED this 25th day of September, 2017, at Augusta, Georgia.
Requests for remands must strictly comply with the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
Remands should be designated as either “sentence four” or “sentence six” remands. See Ingram
v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec. Admin., 496 F.3d 1253, 1267-68 (11th Cir. 2007).
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