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Lopez v. Colvin

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

June 3, 2013

Frank Hidalgo Lopez, Plaintiff,
v.
Carolyn W. Colvin, [1] Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.

ORDER

FRANK R. ZAPATA, Senior District Judge.

Plaintiff Frank Hidalgo Lopez filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) of the Social Security Act for judicial review of the final decision of the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, denying his application for Social Security disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 401-433. Plaintiff's appeal raises seven issues challenging the denial of benefits.

This matter was referred to the United States Magistrate Judge for all pretrial proceedings and report and recommendation in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and LRCiv 72.1 and LRCiv 72.2, Rules of Practice of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

On April 12, 2013, Magistrate Judge Jacqueline M. Rateau issued her Report and Recommendation, recommending that the District Court, after its independent review of the record herein, remand this case for further proceedings and further development of the record.

The Report and Recommendation provides a thorough factual background and medical history and an in-depth legal analysis of the claims under the applicable legal standards therein, carefully considering the evidence of the treating and examining physicians, Plaintiff's testimony at the administrative hearing, and the findings of the Administrative Law Judge.

The Report and Recommendation advised the parties that they may file written objections within fourteen (14) days from the date of service of a copy of the Report and Recommendation. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Rules 72(b) of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Defendant filed a notice that it will not file objections to the Report and Recommendation.

The Court finds, after consideration of all matters presented and an independent review of the record herein, that the findings of the Magistrate Judge as set forth in the Report and Recommendation, shall be accepted and adopted as the findings of fact and conclusions of law of this Court. Accordingly,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Rateau's Report and Recommendation (Doc. 22) is hereby ACCEPTED and ADOPTED as the findings of fact and conclusions of law by this Court;

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff's claim for benefits is REMANDED to the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration for further proceedings in accordance with the Report and Recommendation;

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that judgment be entered accordingly.


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