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Blakley v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec., No. 08-6270

District court's judgment affirming a decision denying petitioner's request for social security disability benefits is reversed and remanded because an ALJ failed to give good reasons for discounting the opinions of petitioner's treating physicians in violation of 20 C.F.R. section 404.1527 (d)(2).   

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Appellate Information

Argued: April 4, 2009

Decided and Filed: September 24, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Suhrheinrich

Counsel

For Appellant:  Julie Anne Atkins, Atkins Law Office, Harlan Kentucky

For Appellee: Haila Naoli Kleinman, Holly A. Grimes, Mary Ann Sloan, Social Securoty Administration, Office of General Counsel, John S. Osborn III, Assistant United States Attorney