Anglen v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER DISCHARGING the Order to Show Cause issued on 10/14/2020, document 26 . The Court directs plaintiff, within seven days of the date of this order, to re-file the documents at issue (ECF Nos. [23-1] and [23-2]) in full compliance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2(a) and Local Rule 140(a), redacting all but the last four digits of the social security number. Order signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 10/16/2020. (Rooney, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ELIZABETH ANNE ANGLEN,
ORDER DISCHARGING ORDER TO SHOW
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
In connection with his motion for attorney’s fees, Plaintiff’s counsel filed several
documents containing Plaintiff’s full Social-Security number. (ECF Nos. 23-1 & 23-2). When
granting his motion for attorney’s fees on September 30, 2020, the Court sealed those documents
and ordered Plaintiff to re-file them within seven days, with the redactions required by Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2(a) and Local Rule 140(a), each of which require redacting all but the
last four digits of any Social-Security number in court filings. (ECF No. 25).
Plaintiff’s counsel had not filed such documents, so on October 14, 2020, the Court
ordered Plaintiff to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for his failure to do so. (ECF No.
The same date, Plaintiff’s counsel responded to the order to show cause and stated he set a
reminder for the wrong date. (ECF No. 27). He also filed the documents again, this time redacting
Plaintiff’s full Social-Security number. (ECF No. 28).
In light of Plaintiff’s counsel’s explanation and the filing of the documents, the Court will
discharge the order to show cause.
However, Plaintiff’s filing still does not comply with the Federal and Local Rules.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2(a) and Local Rule 140(a) require redacting all but the last
four digits of the numbers. The Court also explained this requirement in its previous orders.
Accordingly, the Court will order Plaintiff’s counsel to re-file the two documents with
Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Order to Show Cause (ECF No. 26) is HEREBY DISCHARGED; and
2. Within seven days of the date of this Order, Plaintiff shall re-file the documents at
issue (ECF Nos. 23-1 and 23-2) in full compliance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2(a)
and Local Rule 140(a), redacting all but the last four digits of the social security number.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 16, 2020
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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