Watson v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER ADOPTING 16 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Signed by Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III on 5/11/2017. (sm, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
JIMMY RAY WATSON
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The above-entitled and numbered civil action was heretofore referred to United States
Magistrate Judge Caroline M. Craven pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636. The Report of the Magistrate
Judge, which contains her proposed findings of fact and recommendations for the disposition of
such action, has been presented for consideration. In her Report, the Magistrate Judge found that
the Administrative Law Judge and Appeals Council were correct in finding that Plaintiff was not
severely impaired by depression. She further found that, in light of the record evidence, the
Agency was not required to obtain a psychological evaluation or perform the psychiatric review
Finally, she found that to the extent the Appeal Council erred, such error was
harmless. No objections to the Report and Recommendation were filed. The Court is of the
opinion that the findings and conclusions of the Magistrate Judge are correct. Therefore, the
Court hereby adopts the Report of the United States Magistrate Judge as the findings and
conclusions of this Court. Accordingly, it is hereby
ORDERED that Plaintiff’s above-entitled Social Security action is hereby AFFIRMED.
It is further
ORDERED that all motions not previously ruled on are DENIED, and the referral order is
SIGNED this 11th day of May, 2017.
ROBERT W. SCHROEDER III
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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