Imes v. Colvin
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS on the 16 MOTION to Remand Under Sentence Six filed by Nancy A. Berryhill. Noting Date 4/17/2017, signed by Judge J Richard Creatura. (MET)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
LORALEE IMES, parent and
guardian ad litem for C.I., a minor,
CASE NO. 2:16-cv-01401 JCC-JRC
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
ON UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
Commissioner of the Social Security
This matter has been referred to Magistrate Judge J. Richard Creatura pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Magistrates Rule MJR 4(a)(4), and as authorized by Mathews,
Secretary of H.E.W. v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261 (1976). This matter is before the Court on
Defendant’s Motion to Remand Pursuant to Sentence Six, 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Dkt. 16. Plaintiff
filed no objections to this motion. Defendant “requests that the Court order the case remanded to
the Commissioner for further proceedings and a new decision.” Id. at p. 1.
After reviewing Defendant’s motion and the relevant record, the undersigned
recommends that the Court grant Defendant’s motion, and remand this matter to the Acting
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Commissioner, pursuant to sentence six of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), in order for the Appeals Council
to determine if all the materials including the hearing recording are complete. This Court retains
jurisdiction of this action pending further administrative development of the record. See 42
U.S.C. § 405(g); see also Shalala v. Schaefer, 509 U.S. 292, 297-300 (1993). No judgment shall
enter at this time.
On remand, the Appeals Council should first determine whether or not all materials
including the hearing record are complete and the certified administrative record can be
prepared. If so, the Appeals Council will prepare the certified administrative record and file it
with this Court. If the record is not complete and a certified administrative record cannot be
prepared, the Appeals Council will remand the case to an Administrative Law Judge for
reconstruction of the administrative record and to hold another hearing and issue a new decision.
If the outcome of the de novo hearing is not fully favorable to Plaintiff, the Acting
Commissioner shall file with the Court a transcript of the additional record and testimony on
which the Commissioner’s action in modifying or affirming is based. Id. In addition, Plaintiff
may seek judicial review by reinstating this case rather than by filing a new complaint. If the
outcome is favorable to Plaintiff, the parties shall move this Court for entry of Judgment.
Given the facts and the unopposed nature of the motion, the Court recommends that the
District Judge immediately approve this Report and Recommendation and order the case be
REMANDED pursuant to sentence six of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). All remaining deadlines under the
current briefing schedule should be vacated.
Dated this 17th day of April, 2017.
J. Richard Creatura
United States Magistrate Judge
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