Smith v. Colvin, No. 15-1224 (10th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff-appellant Laurie Smith sought review when her Social Security disability benefit claims were denied. She alleged disability based in part on: impingement of her left shoulder; restrictions on her ability to: (1) reach and (2) handle and finger objects; and moderate nonexertional limitations. The administrative law judge concluded that Smith could work as a telequotation clerk, surveillance systems monitor, or call-out operator. As a result, the judge concluded that Smith was not disabled. Ms. Smith appealed to the district court, which upheld the administrative law judge’s determination. After its review, the Tenth Circuit found no reason to disturb the ALJ's or the district court's judgments and affirmed.