United States District Court, N.D. New York
January 6, 2015
JOANNE C. CAMPBELL Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security Defendant.
CHRISTOPHER D. THORPE, Iaconis Law Firm, Chittenango, New York, FOR THE PLAINTIFF.
PETER W. JEWETT, ESQ., Social Security Administration Office of Regional General Counsel Region II, New York, New York, FOR THE DEFENDANT.
GARY L. SHARPE, Chief District Judge.
The above-captioned matter comes to this court following a Report-Recommendation by Magistrate Judge Earl S. Hines, duly filed November 17, 2014. Following fourteen days from the service thereof, the Clerk has sent the file, including any and all objections filed by the parties herein.
No objections having been filed, and the court having reviewed the Magistrate Judge's Report-Recommendation for clear error, it is hereby
ORDERED that the Report-Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Earl S. Hines filed November 17, 2014 (Dkt. No. 32) is ACCEPTED in its entirety for the reasons stated therein; and it is further
ORDERED that the Commissioner's decision is REVERSED, and the case is REMANDED pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), sentence four, with instructions to admit into the evidentiary record the medical SUNY Health Sciences Center records that were "looked at" by the Appeals Council, but misplaced and not made part of the administrative transcript (i.e., Doc. No. 17, Ex. B). The Commissioner is further instructed to (a) reassess credibility of treating physician opinion and subjective testimony in light of the new evidence and existing evidence from the consulting rheumatologist, and (b) redetermine Campbell's residual functional capacity, all without regard to whether objective corroborating evidence of fibromyalgia and its limiting functional effects exist; and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk close this case and provide a copy of this Order to the parties in accordance to the local rules.
IT IS SO ORDERED.