UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
September 25, 2012
MICHAEL CLAYMORE, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Therese Wiley Dancks, United States Magistrate Judge
Presently before the Court in this action, in which Plaintiff seeks judicial review of an adverse administrative determination by the Commissioner, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §405(g), are cross-motions for judgment on the pleadings.*fn1 Oral argument was conducted in connection with those motions on September 21, 2012 during a telephone conference at which a court reporter was present. At the close of argument I issued a bench decision in which, after applying the requisite deferential review standard, I found the Commissioner's determination resulted from the application of proper legal principles and was supported by substantial evidence, and I provided further detail regarding my reasoning and addressing the specific issues raised by the Plaintiff in his appeal.
After due deliberation, and based up the Court's oral bench decision, which has been transcribed, is attached to this Order and is incorporated in its entirety by reference herein, it is hereby,
ORDERED, as follows:
(1) Defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings is GRANTED;
(2) The Commissioner's determination that plaintiff was not disabled at the relevant times, and thus is not entitled to benefits under the Social Security Act, is AFFIRMED; and
(3) The Clerk is directed to enter judgment, based upon this determination, dismissing Plaintiff's complaint in its entirety.