UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
December 17, 2009
DESIRAY HALL, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Richard J. Arcara Chief Judge United States District Court
This case was referred to Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Both parties filed cross-motions for judgment on the pleadings. On October 9, 2009, Magistrate Judge McCarthy filed a Report and Recommendation, recommending that defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings be denied and that plaintiff's cross-motion be granted in part and denied in part.
Defendant filed objections to the Report and Recommendation and plaintiff filed a response thereto. Oral argument on the objections was held on December 16, 2009.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), this Court must make a de novo determination of those portions of the Report and Recommendation to which objections have been made. Upon a de novo review of the Report and Recommendation, and after reviewing the submissions and hearing argument from the parties, the Court adopts the proposed findings of the Report and Recommendation.
Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in Magistrate Judge McCarthy's Report and Recommendation, defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings is denied and plaintiff's cross-motion is granted in part and denied in part. The case is remanded to the Commissioner for further proceedings.
The Clerk of Court shall take all steps necessary to close the case.
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