Wallace E. Hensley, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Secretary of Health, Education Andwelfare, Defendant-appellee, 601 F.2d 216 (5th Cir. 1979)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 601 F.2d 216 (5th Cir. 1979) Aug. 23, 1979

Thomas F. Condon, Pensacola, Fla., for plaintiff-appellant.

Emory O. Williams, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty., Pensacola, Fla., Alan M. Grochal, Baltimore, Md., for defendant-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Before CLARK, GEE and HILL, Circuit Judges.


This is an attempted appeal from administrative denial of a Social Security disability claim on grounds of res judicata. The Secretary also refused to reopen earlier claims. Such refusals to reopen and determinations that a claim is res judicata are not reviewable. Matos v. Secretary of H.E.W., 581 F.2d 282 (1st Cir. 1978). The court below correctly dismissed for want of jurisdiction.



Rule 18, 5 Cir.; See Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5 Cir., 1970, 431 F.2d 409, Part I