On March 23, 2015 Mr. O’Neill’s client won a US District Court appeal. On that date the US magistrate issued a report and recommendation that reversed and remanded the decision of Commissioner which had denied a Title disability application. The plaintiff suffered from ulcerative colitis which resulted in unpredictable frequent job breaks to deal with incontinence. The Magistrate ruled that the Commissioner had improperly disregarded the opinions of one of her treating doctors. An objection to the report and recommendation has been filed asking that the remand to the Commissioner be modified to require an award of benefits without the need for further administrative proceedings.
Cause 3:14.cv.05654-RBL.JRC, Western District, U.S. District Court-Washington