Mary K. Smyth, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Defendant-appellee, 4 F.3d 994 (6th Cir. 1993)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 4 F.3d 994 (6th Cir. 1993) Aug. 30, 1993

Before JONES and NORRIS, Circuit Judges, and CLELAND, District Judge.* 


Plaintiff, Mary K. Smyth, appeals the district court's Order which affirmed the final decision of the Secretary denying plaintiff's disability benefits.

Having carefully considered the record on appeal and the briefs of the parties, we are unable to say that the decision to deny benefits is not supported by substantial evidence. Accordingly, the district court did not err in affirming that decision.

As the issuance of a written opinion by this court would be duplicative and serve no useful purpose, since the reasons why benefits should be denied have already been articulated, the Order of the district court is affirmed upon the reasoning set out in the Report and Recommendations of the Magistrate Judge filed July 23, 1992, and the decision of the Administrative Law Judge dated October 1, 1990.


The Honorable Robert H. Cleland, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, sitting by designation