THOMPSON v. BERRYHILL

Civil Action No. 15-3506.

ROBERTA LAJEAN THOMPSON, Plaintiff, v. NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.

United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 42 U.S.C. § 405
Cause: 42 U.S.C. § 405 Review of HHS Decision (SSID)
Nature of Suit: 864 Social Security: SSID Tit. XIV
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ROBERTA LAJEAN THOMPSON, Plaintiff, represented by THOMAS D. SUTTON , LEVENTHAL SUTTON & GORNSTEIN.

CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Defendant, represented by ANDREW C. LYNCH , SSA/OGC REGION, GREGG W. MARSANO , OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL & M. JARED LITTMAN , SOCIAL SECURITY ADMIN.


ORDER

JOEL H. SLOMSKY, District Judge.

AND NOW, this 12th day of July, 2017, upon consideration of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge David. R. Strawbridge (Doc. No. 18), Plaintiff's Objections (Doc. No. 19), and the Commissioner's Response (Doc. No. 20), and upon an independent and thorough review of the administrate record in this case, it is ORDERED that:

1. Magistrate Judge Strawbridge's Report and Recommendation (Doc. No. 18) is APPROVED and ADOPTED; 2. Plaintiff's request for review is DENIED; 3. Judgment is entered in favor of DEFENDANT NANCY A. BERRYHILL and against Plaintiff Roberta Lajean Thompson; and 4. The Clerk of the Court shall CLOSE this case for statistical purposes.

FootNotes


1. Nancy A. Berryhill is the acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Pursuant to Rule 24(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Ms. Berryhill replaces Carolyn W. Colvin as Defendant in this case and no further action is needed to meet the requirement of the final sentence of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) which states: Any action instituted in accordance with this subsection shall survive notwithstanding any change in the person occupying the office of Commissioner of Social Security or any vacancy in such office.

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