Gomez v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 30

ORDER Granting 29 Stay of Proceedings signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 10/2/2013. (Martinez, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 BENITO GOMEZ, 12 13 14 15 Case No. 1:10-cv-2128 GSA Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING STAY OF PROCEEDINGS v. (Doc. 29) CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. 16 17 On October 1, 2013, Defendant Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security 18 (“Defendant”), filed a motion to stay these proceedings in light of the federal government 19 shutdown. As federal employees, Defendant and her attorneys are prohibited from working on 20 this matter absent congressional appropriation of funds for the relevant federal entities. In light 21 of the circumstances surrounding this request, the Court will grant the stay immediately without 22 further briefing or argument. See Local Rule 102(d). Any party who opposes the stay or wishes 23 to lift the stay may file a motion for reconsideration or a motion to lift the stay at any time. See 24 Local Rule 230(j) and (b). Accordingly, 25 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 26 1. This action is STAYED until funding for Defendant and her attorneys is restored. 2. Within five court days after funding is restored, Defendant shall file a notice 27 28 1 1 informing the Court of the number of days that her attorneys were unable to work. 2 All applicable dates and deadlines in the Court’s scheduling order for this matter 3 will be extended by the number of days that Defendant’s attorneys were unable to 4 work on account of the government shutdown. 3. 5 Along with the notice, Defendant shall file a proposed order lifting the stay and identifying modifications made to the scheduling order. 6 7 8 9 10 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 11 October 2, 2013 /s/ Gary S. Austin UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 12 13 DEAC_Signature-END: cf0di0 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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