United States District Court, Western District of Virginia, Harrisonburg Division
March 2, 2015
EDWARD W. HARTMAN, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
Elizabeth K. Dillon United States District Judge
This matter was referred to the Honorable Joel C. Hoppe, United States Magistrate Judge, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B), for proposed findings of fact and a recommended disposition. The magistrate judge filed a report and recommendation on January 15, 2015, recommending that the plaintiff’s motion for default judgment be denied, that the Commissioner’s motion for summary judgment be denied, that the Commissioner’s final decision be reversed, and that this case be remanded to the Commissioner pursuant to the fourth sentence of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) for further proceedings. In particular, the magistrate judge recommend remand “to allow the Commissioner the opportunity to properly assess Hartman’s RFC and determine the impact this proper RFC has on his ability to perform his past work and, if necessary, other work in the economy.” Dkt. No. 29 at 15.
No objections to the report and recommendation have been filed, and the court is of the opinion that the report and recommendation should be adopted in its entirety. It is accordingly
ORDERED as follows:
1. The January 15, 2015 report and recommendation (Dkt. No. 29) is ADOPTED in its entirety;
2. The plain tiff’s motion for default judgment (Dkt. No. 9) is DENIED.
3. The Commissioner’s motion for summary judgment (Dkt. No. 23) is DENIED; 4. The Commissioner’s decision is REVERSED and this case is REMANDED to the Commissioner pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) for further consideration consistent with the report and recommendation; and 5. This matter is STRICKEN from the active docket of the court. The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Order to all counsel of record.