Cain v. Social Security Administration et al
ORDER granting 1 Motion to Proceed in forma pauperis. The Clerk of the Court shall issue summons to Cain. Cain is responsible for serving each party with a summons and a copy of her complaint. If she needs help in serving the parties, she must file a motion for assistance with the Court before the expiration of time allowed by Rule 4(m). Signed by Magistrate Judge Patricia S. Harris on 9/26/2017. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
NO. 3:17-cv-00249 DPM/PSH
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner
of the Social Security Administration
Plaintiff Sherry Cain (“Cain”) has filed an application to proceed in the district
court without prepaying fees or costs, a submission the Clerk of the Court has construed
as a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. See Document 1. The Court has
reviewed the motion and finds that it should be, and is, granted. Cain may proceed
without the prepayment of fees or costs or the giving of security. The Clerk of the Court
shall issue summons to Cain.
The record reflects that Cain is proceeding pro se. Although she is entitled to do
so, she should be aware of two important matters. First, she is responsible for serving
each party with a summons and copy of her complaint. She must do so within the time
allowed by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m). If she needs help in serving the parties,
she must file a motion for assistance with the Court before the expiration of the time
allowed by Rule 4(m). Second, Cain must comply not only with the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure but also with the Local Rules for the United States District Court for the
Eastern District of Arkansas. Local Rule 5.5(c)(2) provides the following:
It is the duty of any party not represented by counsel to promptly
notify the Clerk and the other parties to the proceedings of any change in
his or her address, to monitor the progress of the case, and to prosecute
or defend the action diligently. A party appearing for himself/herself shall
sign his/her pleadings and state his/her address, zip code, and telephone
number. If any communication from the Court to a pro se plaintiff is not
responded to within thirty (30) days, the case may be dismissed without
prejudice. Any party proceeding pro se shall be expected to be familiar
with and follow the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
DATED this 26th day of September, 2017.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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