Cook v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 18

ORDER DIRECTING DEFENDANT to Complete the Consent Form, Indicating Whether the Commissioner Consents to the Jurisdiction of the Assigned Magistrate Judge, signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 4/17/2017. Consent/decline due by 4/28/2017. (Hall, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 11 12 13 14 ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, ) ) ) Defendant. ) JENNIFER ELIZABETH COOK, Case No.: 1:16-cv-00418- JLT ORDER DIRECTING DEFENDANT TO COMPLETE THE CONSENT FORM, INDICATING WHETHER THE COMMISSIONER CONSENTS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE ASSIGNED MAGISTRATE JUDGE 15 On April 1, 2016, the Court issued its “Order re Consent or Request for Reassignment,” 16 17 informing the parties that “pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), a Magistrate Judge cannot conduct all 18 proceedings and enter judgment in this case” without the written consent of all parties. (Doc. 7-1 at 1) 19 To date, Defendant has not indicated whether the Commissioner consents or declines the jurisdiction of 20 the assigned Magistrate Judge, as required by the Court’s order. (See id.) Accordingly, the Court ORDERS: Defendant SHALL complete and file the consent form 21 22 previously provided by the Court (Doc. 7-2) no later than April 28, 2017, indicating whether the 23 Commissioner consents to the Magistrate Judge jurisdiction, or requests reassignment to a District 24 Judge. 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 17, 2017 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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