820 F.2d 1225: Unpublished Dispositionoscar Tate, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Defendant-appellee
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. - 820 F.2d 1225
June 16, 1987
Before KRUPANSKY and GUY, Circuit Judges; and GILMORE, District Judge*.
Plaintiff-appellant Oscar Tate (Tate) appealed from a final order of the district court affirming the Secretary 's denial of social security disability benefits. Tate filed an application for disability benefits on June 14, 1984, alleging that he had become disabled on May 19, 1977 as a result of a back injury. After his application was denied initially and upon reconsideration, Tate requested a de novo hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). The ALJ issued an opinion denying Tate benefits and the Appeals Council denied review. Tate thereafter filed this action in federal district court, arguing that the Secretary's decision was not supported by substantial evidence. The district court affirmed the Secretary's decision and this appeal followed. Upon consideration of the briefs together with the record herein, oral argument having been waived, the judgment of the district court is hereby AFFIRMED for the reasons articulated in Judge Krenzler's well-reasoned opinion.