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161933P.pdf 04/25/2017 Donald Fentress v. Carolyn W. Colvin U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 16-1933 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Jonesboro [PUBLISHED] [Sippel, Author, with Smith, Chief Judge, and Kelly, Circuit Judge] Civil case - Social Security. The ALJ and the Appeals Council did not err in finding claimant was not disabled for a period of time for which he sought benefits; it was not error to assign little weight to the treating physician's opinion that claimant was incapable of gainful employment in light of the short time the doctor had treated claimant and the other evidence in the case, including claimant's daily activities; the record as a whole supports the Commissioner's Residual Functional Capacity determination and the decision to discount the doctor's opinion. 163798U.pdf 04/25/2017 Zachary Schouten v. Nancy A. Berryhill U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 16-3798 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Jefferson City [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Chief Judge, and Arnold and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Social Security. The ALJ's Residual Functional Capacity was supported by substantial evidence;the ALJ did not err in discounting the treating physician's assessment of claimant's condition or in finding that claimant was not in so much pain that he could not engage in occasional rotation, flexion and extension of his neck.