Clark v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 23

Discharding 17 Order to Show Cause signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 4/6/2017. Counsel SHALL SERVE this order on the firms managing partner. (Rosales, O)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 CHRISTINE L. CLARK, Plaintiff, 12 13 14 15 Case No. 1:16-cv-00437-SAB DISCHARGING ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE v. (ECF Nos. 17, 18, 19, 22) COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. 16 17 Plaintiff Christine Clark filed a complaint on March 29, 2016 challenging the 18 Commissioner of Social Security’s denial of benefits. On March 29, 2017, an order issued 19 requiring Plaintiff’s counsel to show cause why sanctions should not issue for the failure to 20 comply with the scheduling order issued in this action. Counsel was required to file a detailed 21 plan addressing how that scheduling orders in the cases pending before the undersigned would be 22 complied with and to serve a copy of the order to show cause on the plaintiff in this action. 23 On April 3, 2017, counsel filed a response to the order to show cause setting forth the 24 detailed plan. On April 5, 2017, a proof of service was filed showing that Plaintiff was served 25 with a copy of this order on April 3, 2017. 26 The Court has reviewed the response to the order to show cause and the detailed plan. 27 The Court finds that the plan adequately addresses the Court’s concerns raised in the March 29, 28 2017 order to show cause. Counsel has now complied with the order to show cause requirements 1 1 and the Court shall discharge the order to show cause. However, when firms are unable to meet 2 the obligations in the cases currently pending, the firms should consider whether they should be 3 accepting new cases or to reduce intake so as to avoid these unnecessary orders. Plaintiff’s 4 counsel’s firm shall be on notice that any further violations of the scheduling orders issued in 5 cases before the undersigned will result in the issuance of sanctions. Accordingly, the order to show cause issued March 29, 2017, is HEREBY 6 7 DISCHARGED; and Counsel SHALL SERVE this order on the firm’s managing partner. 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 Dated: April 6, 2017 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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