ESPER FRENCH, Plaintiff, v. COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant.
Civil Action No. 4:12-cv-12835
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN, SOUTHERN DIVISION
March 12, 2013, Decided
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION TO
DENY PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT  AND GRANT DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT 
Plaintiff Esper French appeals Defendant Commissioner of Social Security’s (“Commissioner”) denial of her applications for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income. ( See Dkt. 1, Compl.) Before the Court for a report and recommendation (Dkt. 3) are the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment (Dkts. 12, 14). For the reasons set forth below, this Court finds that substantial evidence supports the Commissioner’s decision. The Court therefore RECOMMENDS that Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt. 12) be DENIED , that Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt. 14) be GRANTED , and that, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security be AFFIRMED .
Plaintiff was 52 years old on the date she alleges she became disabled. ::FOOTNOTE::1 (Tr. 154.) Plaintiff graduated from high school and completed some college work. (Tr. 81.) She previously worked as a computer-aided drafter (CAD), a general laborer, and as a care giver. (81-85.) She alleges that she cannot work due to her depression, [*2] gender dysphoria and deafness. (Tr. 75-76.) Continue reading “French v. Commissioner of Social Security (USA)”
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