Navarro v. Saul
ORDER GRANTING 18 STIPULATED MOTION FOR REMAND PURSUANT TO SENTENCE FOUR OF 42 U.S.C. § 405(g); stricken as moot 15 Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment. File Closed. Signed by Magistrate Judge John T. Rodgers. (TR, Case Administrator)
FILED IN THE
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
Oct 06, 2021
SEAN F. MCAVOY, CLERK
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
KILOLO KIJAKAZI, ACTING
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED
MOTION FOR REMAND
PURSUANT TO SENTENCE FOUR
OF 42 U.S.C. § 405(g)
BEFORE THE COURT is the parties’ stipulated motion to remand the
above-captioned matter to the Commissioner for additional administrative
proceedings pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). ECF No. 18.
Attorney D. James Tree represents Plaintiff; Special Assistant United States
Attorney L. Jamala Edwards represents Defendant. The parties have consented to
proceed before a magistrate judge. ECF No. 6. After considering the file and
proposed order, IT IS ORDERED:
The parties’ Stipulated Motion for Remand, ECF No. 18, is
GRANTED. The above-captioned case is REVERSED and REMANDED to the
Commissioner of Social Security for further administrative action pursuant to
sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
Kilolo Kijakazi became the Acting Commissioner of Social Security on
July 9, 2021. Pursuant to Rule 25(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,
Kilolo Kijakazi is substituted for Andrew M. Saul as the defendant in this suit. No
further action need be taken to continue this suit. See 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED MOTION FOR REMAND - 1
On remand, the Appeals Council shall instruct the Administrative Law Judge
(ALJ) to further develop the record and do the following: (1) reevaluate the
medical evidence of record, including but not limited to, the non-examining
opinion by Myrna Palasi, M.D., and the other medical source opinion by Corinna
Michels, ARNP; (2) reevaluate Plaintiff’s subjective complaints; (3) reevaluate
Plaintiff’s maximum physical and mental residual functional capacity as required
by Social Security Ruling 96-9p; (4) proceed with the remaining steps of the
sequential evaluation process; (5) as needed, obtain supplemental vocational expert
evidence to determine whether Plaintiff could still do her past relevant work or
other work existing in significant numbers in the national economy; and (6) offer
Plaintiff the opportunity for a hearing, take any further action needed to complete
the administrative record, and issue a new decision.
Judgment shall be entered for PLAINTIFF.
Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment, ECF No. 15, is
STRICKEN AS MOOT.
An application for attorney fees and costs may be filed by separate
IT IS SO ORDERED. The District Court Executive is directed to enter this
Order, forward copies to counsel, and CLOSE THE FILE.
DATED October 6, 2021.
JOHN T. RODGERS
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED MOTION FOR REMAND - 2
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