United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
April 23, 2015
VANCE E. RIDDICK, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
GENE E.K. PRATTER, District Judge.
AND NOW, this 21st day of April, 2015, upon consideration of Plaintiff's Brief and Statement of Issues in Support of Request for Review (Docket No. 14), Defendant's Response to Request for Review of Plaintiff (Docket No. 16), and Plaintiff's reply thereto (Docket No. 17), and after review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Lynne A. Sitarski (Docket No. 18), and there being no objections, the Court hereby ORDERS:
1. The Report and Recommendation (Docket No. 18) is APPROVED and ADOPTED;
2. Plaintiff's Request for Review (Docket No. 14) is GRANTED, and the matter is REMANDED to the Commissioner of Social Security, pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), for further proceedings consistent with the Report and Recommendation (Docket No. 18);
3. JUDGMENT IS ENTERED in favor of Plaintiff, REVERSING the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security for the purpose of this remand only; and
4. The Clerk of Court shall mark this case CLOSED for all purposes, including statistics.