Whiteside v. Social Security Administration

Filing 8

ORDER directing Plaintiff to file a brief identifying specific points for appeal by 4/18/2014. Plaintiff's failure to file a timely brief may result in dismissal for failure to prosecute. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 3/7/2014. (ks)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS EASTERN DIVISION DEBORAH WHITESIDE, Plaintiff, v. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration Defendant. * * * * * * * * * * No. 2:13CV00166-JLH-JJV ORDER Defendant has filed an Answer and transcript of the administrative proceedings. Plaintiff must file a brief on or before Friday, April 18, 2014. The brief must identify specific points for appeal. Plaintiff’s failure to file a timely brief may result in dismissal for failure to prosecute. Defendant must file a brief within forty-two (42) days of the date Plaintiff’s brief is served. Defendant’s brief must respond to the issues raised in Plaintiff’s brief and may include additional relevant issues. Each party must serve a copy of their brief on the opposing party the day of filing and file a certificate of service with the brief. Briefs should provide a history of the administrative proceedings and statement of facts, and identify specific points for appeal together with relevant law and argument. They should include citations of legal authority in support of arguments made. These citations should include specific page references within the case where the cited point is discussed. Briefs should also include citations to referenced portions of the transcript supporting the party’s arguments. IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of March, 2014. ____________________________________ JOE J. VOLPE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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