Bacchiocchi v. Colvin
ORDER overruling objections and adopting the 16 Report and Recommendation. Signed by Judge Thad Heartfield on 3/8/2017. (bjc, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
COMMISSIONER OF THE SOCIAL
ORDER OVERRULING OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
The Plaintiff requests judicial review of a final decision of the Commissioner of Social
Security Administration with respect to her application for disability-based benefits. This matter
has been referred to the Honorable Keith Giblin, United States Magistrate Judge, at Beaumont,
Texas, for consideration pursuant to applicable laws and orders of this court. The magistrate judge
submitted a report recommending that the decision of the Commissioner be affirmed. The court
has considered the report and recommendation filed on January 17, 2017 (Doc. No. 16) and the
Plaintiff=s objections. (Doc. No. 17.) The court has conducted a de novo review of the objections
in relation to the pleadings and the applicable law. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b). After careful
consideration, the court concludes that the Plaintiff=s objections are without merit. 1 The court
concludes that the magistrate judge correctly identified and discussed the points of error argued by
plaintiff and analyzed those points correctly. The magistrate judge properly examined the entire
1. The Plaintiff’s objection to the Report and Recommendation contains the same issues Bacchiocchi raised in the
appeal. Plaintiff does not take into account that the ALJ set forth reasons for finding that Bacchiocchi’s personality
disorder was not severe but rather moderate, including the medical evidence of the Dr. Daniel Harris, Nisha Amin,
Ph.D, and the inconsistencies in Dr. Gripon’s treatment notes in contrast with Bacchiocchi’s self-reports. The ALJ
fully discussed the opinions of Dr. Gripon and properly discounted them as they were contradictory, unsupported,
and gave weight to the differing opinion of Dr. Amin, the examining consultative psychologist. The hypothetical to
the vocational expert properly included all of Bacchiocchi’s limitations as supported by the evidence.
record to determine that substantial evidence supports the administrative law judge’s findings on
Plaintiff’s severe impairments, residual functional capacity, properly evaluated and determined the
weight accorded to the medical evidence, submitted a proper hypothetical question to the vocation
expert, and the Commissioner’s denial of benefits.
Accordingly, all of the Plaintiffs objections are OVERRULED. The findings of fact and
conclusions of law of the magistrate judge are correct and the report of the magistrate judge is
ADOPTED. A final judgment will be entered in this case in accordance with the magistrate
SIGNED this the 8 day of March, 2017.
United States District Judge
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