Christensen v. Social Security Administration Commissioner, No. 5:2009cv05162 - Document 9 (W.D. Ark. 2009)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Honorable Erin L. Setser on December 9, 2009. (src)
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE DIVISION LINDA LEA CHRISTENSEN PLAINTIFF v. CIVIL NO. 09-5162 MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner Social Security Administration DEFENDANT MEMORANDUM OPINION Plaintiff, Linda Lea Christensen, filed this action on August 3, 2009, seeking judicial review of a decision of the Commissioner of Social Security (Commissioner) pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). (Doc. 1). On November 5, 2009, Defendant filed an unopposed motion requesting Plaintiff's case be remanded for further administrative action pursuant to sentence six of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), so that the Appeals Council can respond to Plaintiff s attorney s allegation that there is good cause for a late filing in this matter. (Doc. 8). Pursuant to sentence six of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), a district court may remand a social security case when the Commissioner, for good cause, requests remand to take further administrative action before filing an answer to the complaint. 42 U.S.C. §405(g); Shalala v. Schaefer, 509 U.S. 292, 113 S.Ct. 2625 (1993). Here, we find good cause exists to support Defendant's request for remand. Based on the foregoing, we find remand appropriate and grant the Commissioner's motion to remand this case to the Commissioner for further administrative action pursuant to sentence six of section 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). AO72A (Rev. 8/82) DATED this 9th day of December 2009. /s/ Erin L. Setser HON. ERIN L. SETSER UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE -2- AO72A (Rev. 8/82)