Bland v. Saul
FINAL ORDER that the Court ADOPTS the findings and recommendations as set forth in the R&R 29 , DENIES Plaintiffs Motion for Summary Judgment 23 , GRANTS Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment 25 ; AFFIRMS the decision of the Commissioner, and, DIRECTS the Clerk to CLOSE this case. SEE ORDER FOR DETAILS. Signed by District Judge M. Hannah Lauck on 1/7/2022. (adun, )
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
Civil Action No. 3:20cv704
Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
This matter comes before the Court on the December 23, 2021, Report and
Recommendation (the “R&R”) issued by the Honorable Mark R. Colombell, United States
Magistrate Judge. (ECF No. 29). The R&R recommends that because (1) the Administrative
Law Judge (“ALJ”) properly assessed the Plaintiff’s residual functional capacity pursuant to
Social Security Administration regulations; (2) substantial evidence supports the ALJ’s
evaluation of the State Agency Reviewing Physicians’ medical opinions; and, (3) substantial
evidence supports the ALJ’s evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Shania Saufley’s medical opinion,
that Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment be Denied, and Defendant’s Motion for Summary
Judgment be Granted. (R&R 7–15.) No objections to the R&R have been filed, and the time to
do so has expired.
Finding no error, the Court:
ADOPTS the findings and recommendations as set forth in the R&R, (ECF
DENIES Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment, (ECF No. 23);
GRANTS Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment, (ECF No. 25);
AFFIRMS the decision of the Commissioner, and,
DIRECTS the Clerk to CLOSE this case.
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It is so ORDERED.
M. Hannah Lauck
United States District Judge
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