Unpublished Dispositionalberta Biegelman, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Defendant-appellant, 816 F.2d 678 (6th Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 816 F.2d 678 (6th Cir. 1987) April 17, 1987

Before MARTIN, WELLFORD and MILBURN, Circuit Judges.


The Secretary appeals the summary judgment reversing his denial of Social Security disability benefits to the plaintiff. The Secretary now moves for remand of this action to the district court in light of this Court's intervening decision in Mullen v. Bowen, 800 F.2d 535 (6th Cir. 1986) (en banc). The plaintiff has not filed a response.

Relying upon this Court's decision in Newsome v. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 753 F.2d 44 (6th Cir. 1985), the district court held the Appeals Council had no authority to review the Magistrate's decision favorable to the plaintiff. The Court then reviewed the Magistrate's opinion, and directed the Secretary to grant the plaintiff benefits.

In Mullen, supra, this Court, sitting en banc, overruled the Newsome decision, holding the Appeals Council has the authority to review all Administrative Law Judge's decisions. Therefore,

It is ORDERED that the motion to remand is granted. The district court's judgment is vacated and this action is remanded to the district court for reconsideration in light of Mullen, supra. Rule 9(b) (6), Rules of the Sixth Circuit.