Serfass v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration
ORDER overruling objections and adopting 26 Report and Recommendation. The decision of the Commissioner is affirmed, and this action is dismissed with prejudice. Any motion not previously ruled on is denied. Signed by Judge Ron Clark on 3/6/17. (tkd, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
ROBIN FAITH SERFASS
CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:15cv794
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND
RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED
STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, which contains her findings,
conclusions, and recommendation for the disposition of this action, has been presented for
The Report and Recommendation recommends that the decision of the
Commissioner be affirmed and that the complaint be dismissed with prejudice. Plaintiff filed
written objections on March 3, 2017.
Having made a de novo review of the objection filed by Plaintiff, the findings, conclusions
and recommendation of the Magistrate Judge are correct and Plaintiff’s objection is without merit.
As fully described in the Report and Recommendation, there is substantial evidence in the record
supporting the Commissioner’s decision and the ALJ applied the correct legal standards. Plaintiff
asserts a conclusory allegation that the ALJ did not give weight to three medical sources out of
six, but she does not identify the medical sources. The ALJ’s RFC finding specifically addressed
the medical evidence and opinions from Dr. Newberry, Dr. Rehman, Dr. Plan, and Dr. Whitmer
and the records from Good Shepherd Medical Center. The ALJ also stated that he apportioned
some weight to the DDS physical assessments. Plaintiff’s objection does not show that the ALJ
failed to apply the applicable legal standard, as alleged. The ALJ’s opinion thoroughly explained
his credibility finding and applied the correct legal standard. The findings and conclusions of the
Magistrate Judge are, therefore, adopted as those of the Court. It is
ORDERED that Plaintiff’s objection is OVERRULED.
The decision of the
Commissioner is AFFIRMED and this Social Security action is DISMISSED WITH
PREJUDICE. It is further
ORDERED that any motion not previously ruled on is DENIED.
So ORDERED and SIGNED this 6 day of March, 2017.
Ron Clark, United States District Judge
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