McNeil v. Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General

Filing 3

ORDER Requiring Movant to SHOW CAUSE why this Action Should not be Dismissed for Failure to Comply with Court Order signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 08/01/2017. (Flores, E)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 PATRICIA J. MCNEIL, Movant, 9 10 11 Case No. 1:17-mc-00036-SAB ORDER REQUIRING MOVANT TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THIS ACTION SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER v. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, TEN DAY DEADLINE 12 Respondent. 13 14 15 This is a miscellaneous action filed by Movant Patricia J. McNeil (“Movant”) 16 challenging Respondent, Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General’s 17 (“Social Security Administration”) attempt to obtain access to her financial records from 18 Comerica Bank/Direct Express Card (“Comerica”) pursuant to the Right to Financial Privacy Act 19 of 1978 (“RFPA”). It appears that the Social Security Administration issued a subpoena, 20 summons, or formal written request seeking to obtain Movant’s financial records from Comerica. 21 On June 16, 2017, an order was filed requiring movant to file an amended motion within 22 thirty days. (ECF No. 2.) More than thirty days has passed and movant has not filed an 23 amended motion or otherwise responded to the Court’s June 16, 2017 order. 24 Local Rule 110 provides that “[f]ailure of counsel or of a party to comply with these 25 Rules or with any order of the Court may be grounds for imposition by the Court of any and all 26 sanctions . . . within the inherent power of the Court.” The Court has the inherent power to 27 control its docket and may, in the exercise of that power, impose sanctions where appropriate, 28 including dismissal of the action. Bautista v. Los Angeles County, 216 F.3d 837, 841 (9th Cir. 1 1 2000). Accordingly, the Court HEREBY ORDERS MOVANT PATRICIA M. McNEIL TO 2 3 SHOW CAUSE within ten (10) days of the date of entry of this order why this action should not 4 be dismissed for her failure to comply with the June 16, 2017 order requiring her to file an 5 amended motion. Plaintiff is forewarned that the failure to show cause may result in the 6 imposition of sanctions, including the dismissal of this action for failure to obey a court 7 order and to prosecute. 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 Dated: August 1, 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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