Stacy v. Colvin
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re: 18 MOTION to Remand Case to Social Security Administration filed by Defendant Carolyn W. Colvin IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the decision of the Commissioner be reversed and this cause be remanded to the Commissio ner for further proceedings pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. 405(g) for those reasons set forth in this Memorandum and Order. A separate written Judgment will be entered in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant. Signed by Magistrate Judge Abbie Crites-Leoni on 12/12/16. (MRS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security
Case No. 1:16CV00122ACL
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This is an action under 42 U.S.C. ' 405(g) for judicial review of Defendant’s final decision
denying Plaintiff’s application for benefits under the Social Security Act. Currently pending is
Defendant’s Motion to Reverse and Remand. (Doc. 18.)
In her motion, Defendant requests that the Court reverse the decision of the administrative
law judge (“ALJ”), and remand this action to the Commissioner pursuant to sentence four of 42
U.S.C. ' 405(g). Defendant states that, after careful review of the record, Defendant has
determined that the case should be remanded for further consideration by the Social Security
Administration. Defendant contends that remand is needed to provide the ALJ an opportunity to
take vocational expert testimony resolving any conflicts between the vocational expert’s testimony
and the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, including any apparent conflicts in reaching overhead.
Plaintiff has filed a Response (Doc. 19), in which she states that she has no objection to the
reversal and remand of this matter pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. ' 405(g).
Sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) states that “[t]he court shall have power to enter, upon
the pleadings and transcript of the record, a judgment affirming, modifying, or reversing the
decision of the Commissioner, with or without remanding the cause for a rehearing.” In order for
the Court to properly remand a case to the Commissioner pursuant to sentence four, the Court must
enter an order either affirming, modifying, or reversing the Commissioner’s decision. See Brown
v. Barnhart, 282 F.3d 580, 581 (8th Cir. 2002).
The undersigned believes that it is appropriate to reverse and remand this case in order to
permit the Commissioner to take further action as requested in her motion.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion to Reverse and Remand (Doc. 18)
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the decision of the Commissioner be reversed and this
cause be remanded to the Commissioner for further proceedings pursuant to sentence four of 42
U.S.C. ' 405(g) for those reasons set forth in this Memorandum and Order. A separate written
Judgment will be entered in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Dated this 12th day of December, 2016.
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