Brown
v.
Astrue

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMAAug 1, 2011
Case No. 11-5301 RJB-KLS (W.D. Wash. Aug. 1, 2011)

Case No. 11-5301 RJB-KLS

08-01-2011

SAMUAL BROWN, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.


REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

This matter has been referred to the undersigned Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule MJR 4(a)(4) and as authorized by Mathews, Secretary of H.E.W. v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261 (1976). This matter is before the Court on the stipulated motion for remand. (ECF #14). After reviewing the parties' stipulated motion and the remaining record, the undersigned recommends that the Court grant the parties' motion, and remand this matter to the Commissioner for further proceedings.

This Court recommends that on remand the Appeals Council will remand the matter to an administrative law judge ("ALJ") who shall afford the plaintiff a de novo hearing. This Court shall retain jurisdiction over this action pending further administrative development of the record pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).

If the outcome is still unfavorable to Plaintiff, he may seek judicial review by reinstating this case rather than by filing a new complaint.

Given the fact of the parties' stipulation, the Court recommends that the District Judge immediately approve this Report and Recommendation and order the case REVERSED and REMANDED. A proposed order accompanies this Report and Recommendation.

Karen L. Strombom


United States Magistrate Judge