Woods v. Social Security, Commissioner of

Filing 20

ORDER accepting 19 Report and Recommendation granting 15 Motion for Summary Judgment and denying 18 Motion for Summary Judgment and remanding to the ALJ for further proceedings. Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION MONTERREY ARMAND WOODS, Plaintiff, Case No. 14-CV-14932 HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH MAG. JUDGE ELIZABETH STAFFORD vs. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. ___________________________/ ORDER ACCEPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION (DOC. #19) This matter is before the court on plaintiff Monterrey Armand Woods’ challenge of a final decision of defendant Commissioner denying his applications for Disability Insurance Benefits (“DIB”) and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) under the Social Security Act (“Act”). Both parties filed summary judgment motions which were referred to the magistrate judge for report and recommendation. On January 7, 2016, the magistrate judge issued a report and recommendation recommending that plaintiff’s motion be granted and defendant’s motion for summary judgment be denied. The report concludes that the Commissioner’s decision should be reversed and remanded for further consideration pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Objections to the report have not been filed by either party within the established time period. The court has reviewed the file, record, and magistrate judge's report and -1- recommendation and accepts the magistrate judge's recommendation. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the magistrate's report and recommendation is accepted as the findings and conclusions of this court. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED, and the Commissioner’s motion for summary judgment is DENIED, for the reasons well-developed in the magistrate judge's report and recommendation. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), the Commissioner’s decision is REVERSED and the case is REMANDED to the ALJ for further proceedings consistent with the report and recommendation. SO ORDERED. Dated: January 28, 2016 s/George Caram Steeh GEORGE CARAM STEEH UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Copies of this Order were served upon attorneys of record on January 28, 2016, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. s/Marcia Beauchemin Deputy Clerk -2-

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