Villafana v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER to SHOW CAUSE signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 9/24/2009. Show Cause Response due within 20 days of the date of this Order. (Esteves, C)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, ) ) ) Defendant. ) ____________________________________) MARIA M. VILLAFANA, 1:08-cv-1954 GSA ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
On December 18, 2008, Plaintiff filed the present action in this Court. Plaintiff seeks review of the Commissioner's denial of her application for benefits. On December 23, 2008, the Court issued a Scheduling Order. (Doc. 7). The Scheduling Order states that within 120 days after service, Defendant shall file and serve a copy of the administrative record which shall be deemed an answer to the complaint. The Order also provides that within 30 days after service of the administrative record, Plaintiff shall serve on Defendant a letter brief outlining why remand is warranted which Defendant shall respond to within 35 days. Thereafter, if Defendant does not stipulate to remand, within 30 days of Defendant's response, Plaintiff must file and serve an opening brief. On or about April 30, 2009, Defendant lodged the administrative record. Pursuant to the Scheduling Order, Plaintiff was required to file her opening brief in this Court on or before August 3, 2009. Plaintiff has failed to file her opening brief by August 3, 2009, pursuant to the order. 1
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Therefore, Plaintiff is ordered to show cause why the action should not be dismissed for failure to comply with the court's December 23, 2009, order. Plaintiff is ORDERED to file a written response to this Order to Show Cause WITHIN twenty (20) days of the date of this Order. If Plaintiff desires more time to file the brief, Plaintiff should so state in his response. Failure to respond to this Order to Show Cause within the time specified will result in dismissal of this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 6i0kij
September 24, 2009
/s/ Gary S. Austin UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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