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Flatford v. Chater

93 F.3d 1296 (1996)

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Flatford v. Chater

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

93 F.3d 1296 (1996)

Facts

Clifford Flatford (plaintiff) applied for disability benefits after having surgery for coronary-artery disease. Flatford’s application was denied, and he appealed to an administrative-law judge. The administrative-law judge submitted interrogatories prepared by a cardiologist, Dr. Donald Saunders, Jr., into evidence at the hearing. Flatford requested a supplemental hearing to subpoena and cross-examine Dr. Saunders. The administrative-law judge denied Flatford’s request. On appeal to the district court, Flatford claimed that the denial of his request to subpoena and cross-examine Dr. Saunders was a violation of his due-process rights. The district court rejected Flatford’s argument and affirmed the administrative-law judge. Flatford appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Martin, J.)

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