PACE v. ASTRUE, No. 4:2008cv00342 - Document 26 (N.D. Fla. 2009)

Court Description: REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION, It is RECOMMENDED that the court GRANT Defendant's motion to remand, doc 25 . That the court direct the Clerk to enter final judgment REVERSING the Commissioner's decision to deny benefits and REMANDING the application to the Commissioner for rehearing pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) for the purposes stated in the motion. R&R flag set. Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE WILLIAM C SHERRILL, JR on 4/22/09. Internal deadline for referral to district judge if objections are not filed earlier: 5/20/2009. (pll)
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PACE v. ASTRUE Doc. 26 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION GLENDA D. PACE, Plaintiff, vs. CASE NO. 4:08cv342-SPM/WCS MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration, Defendant. _____________________________/ REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION The Defendant has moved for entry of judgment pursuant to sentence four of section 205(g), 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) and remand of this cause to the Commissioner. Doc. 25. Plaintiff does not oppose a sentence four remand and the motion should be granted. A sentence four remand is discretionary, but requires that the court enter "a judgment affirming, modifying, or reversing the decision of the Commissioner." The proper option in this case is to reverse the Commissioner's decision and remand. Melkonyan v. Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89, 111 S.Ct. 2157, 115 L.Ed.2d 78 (1991). Dockets.Justia.com Page 2 of 2 Accordingly, it is RECOMMENDED that: 1. The court GRANT Defendant's motion to remand, doc. 25. 2. The court DIRECT the Clerk to enter final judgment REVERSING the Commissioner's decision to deny benefits and REMANDING the application to the Commissioner for rehearing pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) for the purposes stated in the motion. DONE AND ORDERED on April 22, 2009. S/ William C. Sherrill, Jr. WILLIAM C. SHERRILL, JR. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Case No. 4:08cv342-SPM/WCS