Tucker v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER vacating 67 Judgment, reversing the decision of the A.L.J., and remanding the case to the commissioner for further administrative proceedings on the issue of res judicata. Signed by Honorable Margaret B. Seymour on 08/09/2017. (bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner )
of Social Security,
C/A No. 0:15-2798-MBS
Plaintiff Alphonso Tucker, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed a complaint on July
16, 2015, seeking judicial review of a final decision of Defendant Acting Commissioner of Social
Security denying Plaintiff’s claims for disability insurance benefits and retroactive supplemental
security income benefits. By order filed November 15, 2016, the court dismissed the case for lack
of subject matter jurisdiction. Plaintiff filed a notice of appeal on December 2, 2016. On June 27,
2017, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit remanded the case with instructions to enter a final
judgment reversing the decision of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and remanding the case to
the Commissioner for further administrative proceedings on the issue of res judicata. Accordingly,
The judgment entered November 15, 2016, is vacated. The decision of the ALJ is reversed,
and the case is remanded to the Commissioner for further administrative proceedings on the issue
of res judicata.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/ Margaret B. Seymour
Senior United States District Judge
Columbia, South Carolina
August 9, 2017
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