Harrison v. Colvin
OPINION AND ORDER DENYING Plaintiff's 16 Motion for Summary Judgment; granting and GRANTING Defendant's 19 Motion for Summary Judgment--Signed by Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti. (MWil)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 2:16-cv-11521
Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti
OPINION AND ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR
SUMMARY JUDGMENT (DE 16), GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION
FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (DE 19) AND AFFIRMING THE DECISION
OF THE COMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY
Plaintiff, Latanya Ruth Harrison, brings this action under 42 U.S.C. §§
405(g) and 1383(c)(3) for review of a final decision of the Commissioner of Social
Security (“Commissioner”) denying her application for supplemental security
income. Currently before the Court is Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment
(DE 16), the Commissioner’s cross-motion for summary judgment (DE 19), and
the administrative record (DE 14).
The parties have consented to my authority. (DE 22.) A hearing was held
on June 1, 2017, at which Plaintiff’s counsel (Edward Wicklund) and Defendant’s
counsel (AUSA Ronald Makawa) appeared by telephone.
For the reasons stated on the record, all of which are hereby incorporated by
this reference as though fully restated herein, the Court concludes that the ALJ
unerringly applied the correct legal standards in reaching her decision and that
substantial evidence in the record supports her findings. In sum, the ALJ did not
err in her consideration of Plaintiff’s obesity or the weighing of opinion evidence,
and Plaintiff’s Residual Functional Capacity is supported by substantial evidence.
Accordingly, Plaintiff’s motion is DENIED (DE 16), Defendant’s motion is
GRANTED (DE 19), and the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security is
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: June 1, 2017
s/Anthony P. Patti
Anthony P. Patti
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Certificate of Service
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was sent to parties of record
on June 1, 2017, electronically and/or by U.S. Mail.
Case Manager for the
Honorable Anthony P. Patti
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