George Scott Fast v. Colvin

Filing 20

ORDER re Consent or Decline Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction, signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 1/8/18. (5-Day Deadline) (Attachments: # 1 consent/decline form)(Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 GEORGE SCOTT FAST, Plaintiff, 9 10 Case No. 1:17-cv-00086-SAB ORDER RE CONSENT OR DECLINE MAGISTRATE JUDGE JURISDICTION v. FIVE DAY DEADLINE 11 COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. 12 13 14 On January 18, 2017, Plaintiff filed the present action in this court seeking review of the 15 Commissioner’s denial of an application for benefits. 16 documents issued, including the order re consent. On January 20, 2017, initial case On March 1, 2017, the Commissioner 17 consented to the jurisdiction of the magistrate judge. 18 Although the Commissioner has consented to the jurisdiction of the magistrate judge, 19 Plaintiff did not return the form indicating whether or not he is willing to consent to the 20 jurisdiction of the magistrate judge. Therefore, the Court shall direct the Clerk of the Court to 21 send a consent or decline form to Plaintiff. 22 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 23 1. Assignment or Request for Reassignment form; 24 25 2. 28 Within five (5) days from the date of service of this order, Plaintiff may complete and return the Consent to Assignment or Request for Reassignment form; 26 27 The Clerk of the Court is directed to provide Plaintiff with a Consent to 3. If Plaintiff does not return the Consent to Assignment or Request for Reassignment form in compliance with this order, this action will be assigned to a 1 district judge for issuance of findings and recommendations; and 1 4. 2 Plaintiff is advised that he is free to withhold consent or decline magistrate jurisdiction without adverse substantive consequences. 3 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 Dated: January 8, 2018 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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