Rice v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER DISMISSING CASE FOR FAILURE TO FOLLOW A COURT ORDER. Signed by Honorable Mark E. Ford on December 1, 2017. (hnc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
CIVIL NO. 2:17-cv-2182-MEF
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Commissioner
Social Security Administration
ORDER DISMISSING CASE FOR FAILURE FOLLOW A COURT ORDER
On October 5, 2017, an order issued provisionally filing Plaintiff’s complaint and
application to proceed in forma pauperis. (ECF No. 5). In her application to proceed in forma
pauperis, Plaintiff indicated that she received income from rent and/or royalties, but she did not
provide the amount of said income. Accordingly, Plaintiff was given twenty days to provide this
information to the Court.
On November 1, 2017, a show cause issued directing the Plaintiff to provide good reason
for her failure to file the amended application by November 22, 2017. (ECF No. 7). On November
20, 2017, Plaintiff responded, indicating that her failure to meet the deadline was due to clerical
error. (ECF No. 8). Contending that the amended application was complete and ready for filing,
Plaintiff requested an additional ten days to file it. By Order of this Court, Plaintiff’s request was
granted. (ECF No. 9). To date, however, the Plaintiff has not filed the amended application to
proceed in forma pauperis. Dismissal of the action is appropriate, as the Plaintiff has failed to
comply with a court order. FED. R. CIV. P. 41(b).
Accordingly, the clerk is directed to dismiss Plaintiff’s case without prejudice.
DATED this the 1st day of December, 2017.
Mark E. Ford
HONORABLE MARK E. FORD
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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