Poppa v. Astrue, No. 08-4209 - U.S. Tenth Circuit
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Poppa v. Astrue, No. 08-4209

In an action seeking Social Security disability benefits, the denial of benefits is affirmed where: 1) res judicata did not preclude Defendant from denying benefits because the previous ALJ's decision did not constitute a final decision; and 2) the ALJ properly considered the relevant factors and the evidence in the record in making his credibility determination.

Read Poppa v. Astrue, No. 08-4209

Appellate Information

Filed June 23, 2009

Judges

Judge Kelly delivered the opinion of the Court.

Counsel

For Plaintiff:

Michael E. Bulson, Utah Legal Services, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

Wendy Fenton, Utah Legal Services, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

For Defendant:

Brett L. Tolman, United States Attorney, Salt Lake City, UT

Alexess D. Rea, Special Assistant United States Attorney, Salt Lake City, UT

Deana R. Ertl-Lombardi, of Counsel and Regional Chief Counsel, Social Security Administration, Denver, CO