Valentine v. Comm'r., Soc. Sec. Admin., No. 08-35374 - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Valentine v. Comm'r., Soc. Sec. Admin., No. 08-35374

In an action challenging the Social Security Commissioner's denial of disability benefits, judgment for defendant is affirmed, where 1) the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) did not ignore or contradict plaintiff's neuropsychological assessment; and 2) the ALJ provided clear and convincing reasons to reject plaintiff's subjective complaint testimony.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted June 5, 2009

Filed July 20, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge O'Scannlain

Counsel

Linda S. Ziskin, Lake Oswego, OR

Thomas M. Elsberry, Assistant Regional Counsel, Social Security Administration, Seattle, WA