Knotts v. Colvin

Filing 14

ORDER OF REMAND and JUDGMENT. ORDER denying as moot 11 Motion for Summary Judgment; granting 13 Motion to Remand to Social Security. Signed by District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr on 1/23/2014. (blf)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 3:13-cv-00474-MOC GLENN R. KNOTTS, Plaintiff, Vs. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER OF REMAND and JUDGMENT THIS MATTER is before the court on the consent Motion for Reversal and Remand Pursuant to Sentence Four. Having considered the consent motion and reviewed the pleadings, the court enters the following Order. ORDER IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that the consent Motion for Reversal and Remand Pursuant to Sentence Four (#13) is GRANTED and plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment (#11) is DENIED without prejudice as moot. JUDGMENT IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that, pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), the final decision of the Commissioner is REVERSED and the cause is REMANDED for further administrative proceedings not inconsistent with the consent Motion and this Judgment. On remand, the Administrative Law Judge is directed to: (1) further evaluate plaintiff’s mental impairments, specifically considering his Global Assessment of Functioning scores and history of suicidal ideation; (2) evaluate all medical opinions pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §§ 404.1527(c), 416.927(c) citing to specific evidence to support his conclusions; and (3) if necessary, obtain supplemental vocational expert testimony. This action is DISMISSED. Signed: January 23, 2014

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