No. 88-1903.

877 F.2d 148 (1989)

Eladio COLON, Plaintiff, Appellee, v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Defendant, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided June 14, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel F. Lopez Romo, Hato Rey, P.R., U.S. Atty., Donald A. Gonya, Chief Counsel for Social Sec., Randolph W. Gaines, Deputy Chief Counsel for Social Sec. Litigation, A. George Lowe, Chief, Baltimore, Md., Disability Litigation Branch, and Donald H. Romano, Atty., Office of the Gen. Counsel, Social Sec. Div., Department of Health and Human Services, on brief, for defendant, appellant.

Before CAMPBELL, Chief Judge, BOWNES and BREYER, Circuit Judges.


This appeal raises two issues. First, do we have jurisdiction over an appeal by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) from a district court order remanding this social security disability insurance benefits case to the Secretary for further proceedings? Second, if we have appellate jurisdiction, did the district court, as the Secretary contends, lack jurisdiction to order the Secretary to reopen a prior final decision? For the reasons...

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