Caldwell v. Berryhill

Filing 14

ORDER granting 12 Stipulated Motion to Remand by Judge J Richard Creatura.(SH)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 8 9 10 RICHARD ARTHUR CALDWELL, Plaintiff, 11 12 13 14 15 CASE NO. 3:17-cv-05178 JRC ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED REMAND v. NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Defendant. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 This Court has jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), Fed. R. Civ. P. 73 and Local Magistrate Judge Rule MJR 13. See also Order on Consent, Dkt. 13. This matter is before the Court on defendant’s stipulated motion to remand the matter to the Acting Commissioner for further consideration. Dkt. 12. After reviewing defendant’s stipulated motion and the remaining record, the Court grants defendant’s motion, and reverses and remands this matter to the Acting Commissioner. Based on the stipulation of the parties, it is ORDERED that the Commissioner’s decision be REVERSED and REMANDED to the Acting Commissioner of Social Security for further ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED REMAND - 1 1 administrative proceedings. On remand, the administrative law judge (ALJ) will conduct de 2 novo the sequential evaluation process. If available and warranted, the ALJ will consider 3 obtaining expert evidence to address medical or vocational issues. 4 This Court hereby reverses the Commissioner’s decision pursuant to sentence four of 42 5 U.S.C. § 405(g) with a remand of the case to the Acting Commissioner for further proceedings. 6 See Melkonyan v. Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89 (1991). 7 8 9 10 11 Plaintiff will be entitled to reasonable attorney fees and costs pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d), following proper request to this Court. Given the facts and the parties’ stipulation, the Court hereby orders that the case be REVERSED and REMANDED pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Dated this 5th day of June, 2017. A 12 13 J. Richard Creatura United States Magistrate Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED REMAND - 2

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