Jordan v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 16

ORDER re: Opening Brief, signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck on 6/22/2012. (Stipulation or Motion for Extension of Time OR Stipulation of Dismissal due by 7/23/2012) (Figueroa, O)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 CHARLOTTE JORDAN, 10 Plaintiff, 11 v. 12 13 COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, 14 Defendant. 15 ) 1:11cv01406 DLB ) ) ) ORDER RE: OPENING BRIEF ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 16 Plaintiff Charlotte Jordan is proceeding pro se in this appeal of the denial of Social 17 Security benefits. On August 26, 2011, the Court issued a Scheduling Order. Pursuant to the 18 Scheduling Order, Plaintiff was required to file her opening brief on or before June 4, 2012. 19 Plaintiff did not file an opening brief. 20 On June 19, 2012, the Court received a document from Plaintiff stating she will not be 21 able to file her opening brief. Plaintiff explains that she has had multiple issues that disabled her 22 computer and she has been unable to file her opening brief or request an extension of time. 23 Plaintiff states that it would be “impossible” for her to attempt further appeal without computer 24 and that she has no idea how long it will take to have her computer repaired or even if it can be 25 repaired. Plaintiff indicates that she wanted “to address the court with an explanation and some 26 type of closure.” Doc. 15. 27 28 1 1 It is not entirely clear whether Plaintiff is requesting an extension of time to file her 2 opening brief or whether she is seeking to dismiss this case. If Plaintiff seeks an extension of 3 time, then she should contact counsel for the Commissioner of Social Security to request an 4 extension and, as appropriate, submit either a stipulation or motion for an extension of time 5 within twenty-eight (28) days after service of this order. Alternatively, if Plaintiff seeks 6 dismissal of this action, then she should submit either (1) a stipulation of dismissal signed by all 7 parties or (2) request that the Court dismiss this action within twenty-eight (28) days after 8 service of this order. Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 41(a). 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 Dated: 3b142a June 22, 2012 /s/ Dennis L. Beck UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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