Rice v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER granting 2 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis; granting 2 Motion for Service and DIRECTING SERVICE on Social Security Administration Commissioner. The plaintiff is directed to serve a copy of the complaint and this order on the d efendant by certified mail, return receipt requested, as well as the US Attorney General and US Attorney for Western District/Arkansas without prepayment of fees and costs. Defendant is to answer within 60 days from the date of service; granting 5 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. Signed by Honorable James R. Marschewski on November 4, 2011. (lw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
JAMES ERIC RICE
CIVIL NO. 11-2208
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner
Social Security Administration
On October 31, 2011, Plaintiff submitted a complaint for filing in this district, together
with a request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. ECF Nos. 1, 2. Subsequently, an order
was issued directing Plaintiff to provide more specific information regarding his wife’s
employment. ECF No. 4. Pursuant to the order, Plaintiff submitted an amended in forma
pauperis application on November 4, 2011. ECF No. 5. After review, it is found that Plaintiff
is unable to pay for the costs of commencement of suit and, accordingly, the following order is
Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. The court directs that
a copy of the complaint filed herein, along with a copy of this order, be served by Plaintiff by
certified mail, return receipt requested, on Defendant, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner, Social
Security Administration, as well as Eric H. Holder, Jr., U.S. Attorney General, and Mark W.
Webb, Assistant U.S. Attorney, without prepayment of fees and costs. Defendant is ordered to
answer within sixty (60) days from the date of service.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 4th day of November 2011.
/s/ J. Marschewski
HON. JAMES R. MARSCHEWSKI
CHIEF U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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