Brown v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 13

ORDER finding as moot 7 Motion to Dismiss Case ; granting 9 Motion for Leave to File and granting 11 Motion to Withdraw. Defendant's brief will be due by 12/23/08. Signed by Honorable James R. Marschewski on November 25, 2008. (lw)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FORT SMITH DIVISION DANIEL EUGENE BROWN PLAINTIFF v. CIVIL NO. 08-2076 MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner Social Security Administration ORDER DEFENDANT On November 21, 2008, defendant filed a motion to dismiss plaintiff's case for failure to prosecute because plaintiff failed to follow the court scheduling order directing plaintiff to file an appeal brief.1 (Doc. 7). On November 22, 2008, plaintiff responded that due to an error the brief was not filed properly. (Doc. 8). On November 22, 2008, plaintiff also filed a motion for an extension of time to file plaintiff's appeal brief. (Doc. 9). Plaintiff's counsel also filed plaintiff's appeal brief on November 22, 2008. (Doc. 10). On November 24, 2008, defendant filed a motion to withdraw his motion to dismiss. (Doc. 11). The undersigned finds defendant's motion to withdraw his motion to dismiss is Granted. The undersigned further finds that just cause exists to Grant plaintiff an extension of time to file his brief. The undersigned notes plaintiff's counsel filed plaintiff's appeal brief prior to a ruling on his motion for an extension of time to file. In the future, plaintiff's counsel should refrain 1 The court notes the September 18, 2008, scheduling order states plaintiff's brief was due within 30 days of the filing of the transcript and then states that date would be September 17, 2008. The order should have stated plaintiff's brief was due by October 17, 2008. AO72A (Rev. 8/82) from filing a brief out of time until the court grants permission to do so. Defendant's brief will be due by December 23, 2008. IT IS SO ORDERED this 25th day of November, 2008. /s / J. Marschewski HON. JAMES R. MARSCHEWSKI UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE -2- AO72A (Rev. 8/82)

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