Paul B. Hehir, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Louis W. Sullivan, M.d., Secretary of Health & Humanservices, Defendant-appellee, 967 F.2d 586 (9th Cir. 1992)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 967 F.2d 586 (9th Cir. 1992)

Submitted June 5, 1992*Decided June 9, 1992

Before FARRIS, WILLIAM A. NORRIS and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges.


It is undisputed that Hehir had objective medical evidence supporting some level of pain. The ALJ nevertheless found him not disabled, disregarding Hehir's subjective pain testimony because it was not fully corroborated by objective medical evidence. The district court affirmed, relying on Bates v. Sullivan, 894 F.2d 1059 (9th Cir. 1990), Bunnell v. Sullivan, 912 F.2d 1149 (9th Cir. 1990), and Rice v. Sullivan, 912 F.2d 1076 (9th Cir. 1990). We have since overruled those cases. Bunnell v. Sullivan, 947 F.2d 341 (9th Cir. 1991) (en banc). We therefore remand to the Secretary for consideration of Hehir's disability claim under the proper legal standard.



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4


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