Pickens v. Astrue
ORDER granting 15 Defendant's Motion for Reversal and Remand to Social Security Administration. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 12/08/2011. (thh)
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
CIVIL CASE NO. 1:11cv86
BRANDON MICHAEL PICKENS,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Commissioner of Social Security,
ORDER OF REMAND
THIS MATTER is before the Court on the Defendant’s motion pursuant
to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) to remand this cause for a new hearing
and decision. [Doc. 15].
Sentence four of 42 U.S.C. §405(g) provides in pertinent part, "[t]he
court shall have the power to enter, upon the pleadings and transcript of the
record, a judgment affirming, modifying, or reversing the decision of the
Commissioner of Social Security, with or without remanding the cause for a
rehearing." The Defendant moves for reversal of his decision and for a
remand for further administrative proceedings. The Plaintiff consents to the
Based on the representations of the parties, the Court finds that reversal
and remand are appropriate. Melkonyan v. Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89, 111 S.Ct.
2157, 115 L.Ed.2d 78 (1991).
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that the Defendant’s motion for
reversal and remand pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. §405(g) [Doc. 15]
is hereby GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the decision of the Commissioner of
Social Security is hereby REVERSED and the case is REMANDED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that upon remand the Appeals Council will
assign the case to a different administrative law judge who will obtain new
vocational and medical expert testimony.
A Judgment of Remand is entered simultaneously herewith. The Clerk
of Court is notified that this is a final judgment closing the case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed: December 8, 2011
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