Merriman v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP ; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the clerk issue summons and the United States Marshal serve acopy of the complaint, summons and this order upon the defendant(s) as directed by the plaintiff; All costs of service shall be advanced by the United States, signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 10/13/2016. (Attachments: # 1 USM SS Instructions) (Martin-Gill, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
Eastern District of California
Office of the Clerk
501 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
2500 Tulare Street, Room 1501
Fresno, California 93721
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SERVICE OF SOCIAL SECURITY APPEALS
The court has issued an order granting your application to proceed without prepayment of fees
and directing that service of process be made by the United States Marshal. You must provide the
clerk’s office with the following:
The original Summons and five (5) copies of the Summons
Five (5) copies of the Order directing service by the U.S. Marshal
Five (5) copies of the Complaint
One completed USM-285 form addressed to the Social Security Administration
Five (5) copies of any other documents to be served
The original Summons and one copy of the service order is for the U.S. Marshal Service.
The original Summons will be filed with the court following the service of a copy of the
Summons and Complaint on the defendant(s). One set of documents (Summons, Complaint,
Service Order and any additional documents) will be served on the U.S. Attorney, one set will be
served on the Commissioner of Social Security, two sets will be served on the U.S. Attorney
General, and one set will be retained by the U.S. Marshal Service. Please include an additional
set of documents and a USM-285 form for any additional Federal employee or agency who is
named as a defendant in your action.
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
United States District Court
Eastern District of California
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
NOTICE OF SUBMISSION
OF DOCUMENTS IN
SOCIAL SECURITY APPEAL
Plaintiff hereby submits the following documents in
compliance with the court's order filed __________________.
1 completed USM-285 form
5 copies of the complaint
1 original Summons and 5 copies of the Summons
5 copies of the order directing service by the
5 copies of other documents to be served:
Signature of Plaintiff
TO BE COMPLETED BY THE CLERK:
Documents forwarded to U.S. Marshal on: _______________
U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service
PROCESS RECEIPT AND RETURN
See "Instructions for Service of Process by U.S. Marshal"
COURT CASE NUMBER
TYPE OF PROCESS
NAME OF INDIVIDUAL, COMPANY, CORPORATION. ETC. TO SERVE OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY TO SEIZE OR CONDEMN
ADDRESS (Street or RFD, Apartment No., City, State and ZIP Code)
SEND NOTICE OF SERVICE COPY TO REQUESTER AT NAME AND ADDRESS BELOW
Number of process to be
served with this Form 285
Number of parties to be
served in this case
Check for service
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION THAT WILL ASSIST IN EXPEDITING SERVICE (Include Business and Alternate Addresses,
All Telephone Numbers, and Estimated Times Available for Service):
Signature of Attorney other Originator requesting service on behalf of:
SPACE BELOW FOR USE OF U.S. MARSHAL ONLY-- DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS LINE
I acknowledge receipt for the total
number of process indicated.
(Sign only for USM 285 if more
than one USM 285 is submitted)
Signature of Authorized USMS Deputy or Clerk
I hereby certify and return that I
have personally served ,
have legal evidence of service,
have executed as shown in "Remarks", the process described
on the individual , company, corporation, etc., at the address shown above on the on the individual , company, corporation, etc. shown at the address inserted below.
I hereby certify and return that I am unable to locate the individual, company, corporation, etc. named above (See remarks below)
Name and title of individual served (if not shown above)
A person of suitable age and discretion
then residing in defendant's usual place
Address (complete only different than shown above)
Signature of U.S. Marshal or Deputy
Total Mileage Charges Forwarding Fee
Amount owed to U.S. Marshal* or
(Amount of Refund*)
DISTRIBUTE TO: 1. CLERK OF THE COURT
2. USMS RECORD
3. NOTICE OF SERVICE
4. BILLING STATEMENT*: To be returned to the U.S. Marshal with payment,
if any amount is owed. Please remit promptly payable to U.S. Marshal.
5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT
PRIOR EDITIONS MAY BE USED
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS BY U.S. MARSHAL
Please type or print legibly, insuring readability of all copies. DO NOT DETACH ANY
COPIES. Submit one complete set of this form (USM-285) and one copy of each writ for each
individual, company, corporation, etc., to be served or property to be seized or condemned. The
applicable fees for such service(s) (T28, USC Sec. 1921 establishes the fees for service of
process by the U.S. Marshal) may be required prior to said service.
For service of any process upon an officer or agent of the United States Government, submit a
copy of the writ and a set of Form USM-285 for each officer or agent upon whom service is
desired. Submit three (3) additional copies of the writs for service upon the Government of the
United States. The U.S. Marshal will serve one (1) upon the U.S. Attorney and will forward two
(2) to the Attorney General of the United States. (When the applicable box is checked,
completion of the final signature block by the U.S. Marshal or his Deputy always certifies
service on the U.S. Attorney and the Attorney General, regardless of whether other defendants
on the writ were served.) Failure to provide any of the copies will delay service of the writ.
Complete all entries above the double line. Mark all applicable check boxes and use the ''Special
Instructions'' to advise of any information that will assist the U.S. Marshal in expediting service.
If more than one writ and USM-285 is submitted on a single case, the U.S. Marshal will receipt
for all of them on the first USM-285. You will receive for your records the last (No. 5)
"Acknowledgment of Receipt" copy for all the USM-285 forms you submit. When the writ is
served, you will receive the No. 3 Notice of Service copy. This copy will be identical to the
return to the Clerk of the Court.
Upon completion of all services (if the Marshals fees were not requested or tendered in advance
or if additional fees are indicated), you will receive a ''Billing Statement'' (copy 4 of USM-285)
from the United States Marshal. (NOTE: Copy 4 should be returned, by you, to the U.S.
Marshal, together with your payment of the amount owed.
Additional supplies of the USM-285 may be obtained from the Clerk of the U.S. District Court
or U.S. Marshal, without cost.
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