BUTLER v. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION COMMISSIONER
ORDER accepting Report and Recommended Decision re 30 Report and Recommendations. By JUDGE JON D. LEVY. (akr)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MAINE
) Case No. 1:16-cv-558-JDL
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION )
ORDER ACCEPTING THE RECOMMENDED DECISION OF THE
The United States Magistrate Judge filed his Recommended Decision (ECF No.
30) with the court on July 21, 2017, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure 72(b).
The Plaintiff (“Butler”) filed an Objection to the Recommended Decision (ECF
No. 31) on August 2, 2017. The Defendant filed a Response to the Plaintiff’s Objection
(ECF No. 32) on August 16, 2017. Butler filed a Supplement to the Objection (ECF
No. 33) on August 25, 2017. I have reviewed and considered the Magistrate Judge’s
Recommended Decision, together with the entire record, and have made a de novo
determination of all matters adjudicated by the Magistrate Judge’s Recommended
Decision. I concur with the Magistrate Judge’s conclusions as set forth in his
Recommended Decision and determine that no further proceeding is necessary.
The record evidence submitted to the ALJ at the initial hearing on September
14, 2015, included treatment records that only extended through 2013, despite the
ALJ’s attempts to obtain more records. See ECF No. 16-2 at 15. As the Recommended
Decision explains more fully, the record evidence “supports the ALJ’s conclusion that
jobs exist in the national economy that Plaintiff can perform on a full-time basis.”
ECF No. 30 at 4.
It is therefore ORDERED that the Recommended Decision of the Magistrate
Judge is hereby ACCEPTED.
Dated: September 14, 2017
/s/ Jon D. Levy
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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