Cortes v. Colvin
ORDER Adopting Magistrate Judge's 22 Report and Recommendation and Granting Plaintiff's 17 Motion for Summary Judgment, Denying Defendant's 19 Motion for Summary Judgment, Reversing the Findings of the Commissioner and Remanding for Further Proceedings. Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (JOwe)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
HEATHER E. CORTES,
Case No. 15-CV-14064
HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH
MAG. JUDGE STEPHANIE DAWKINS DAVIS
ORDER ACCEPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE=S REPORT AND
RECOMMENDATION (DOC. #22) AND GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S
MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, DENYING DEFENDANT’S
MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, REVERSING THE FINDINGS OF
THE COMMISSIONER AND REMANDING FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS
This matter is before the court on plaintiff Heather E. Cortes= challenge of a final
decision of defendant Commissioner disallowing social security disability benefits. Both
parties filed summary judgment motions which were referred to the magistrate judge for
report and recommendation.
On February 22, 2017, 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. '
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
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.
Dated: March 9, 2017
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
March 9, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
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