Duke v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 17

ORDER DISCHARGING Order to Show Cause and Amending Scheduling Order signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 3/3/2017. (Sant Agata, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 LORNA LYNN DUKE, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 15 Case No. 1:16-cv-00333-SAB ORDER DISCHARGING ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE AND AMENDING SCHEDULING ORDER v. COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, (ECF Nos. 15, 16) Defendant. 16 17 On December 29, 2017 an order issued granting the parties request to amend the 18 scheduling order. The amended schedule required Plaintiff to file her opening brief on or before 19 February 21, 2017. Plaintiff did not file an opening brief in compliance with the December 29, 20 2017 order. On February 23, 2017, an order issued for Plaintiff to show cause why this action 21 should not be dismissed for the failure to file an opening brief in compliance with the scheduling 22 order. Plaintiff filed an opening brief on February 28, 2017. On March 2, 2017, Plaintiff filed a 23 response to the order to show cause. 24 Plaintiff responds that due to the tragic passing of his wife who had been ill with terminal 25 cancer and the impact on his children, counsel has required additional time to prepare and file 26 Plaintiff’s opening brief. The Court is sympathetic to counsel’s situation and shall discharge the 27 order to show, however, the issue in the Court’s mind is that counsel has continued to fail to put 28 in place a system by which to track due dates in pending cases. See Holguin v. Commissioner of 1 1 Social Security, 1:15-cv-00753-SAB (E.D. Cal. Dec. 18, 2015). If counsel needs additional time 2 to comply with the scheduling order then a stipulation or request for extension needs to be filed 3 prior to the due date. 4 Based on the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 5 1. The order to show cause, filed February 23, 2017 is DISCHARGED; 6 2. Plaintiff’s request for a nunc pro tunc extension of time to file the opening brief is GRANTED; 7 3. 8 Defendant shall file a response to the opening brief on or before March 30, 2017; and 9 4. 10 Plaintiff’s reply, if any, shall be filed on or before April 7, 2017. 11 12 IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 Dated: March 3, 2017 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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