(SS) Weinle v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 10

ORDER to SHOW CAUSE why case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute signed by Magistrate Judge Jeremy D. Peterson on 10/9/2019. Show Cause Response due within 30-Days. (Lundstrom, T)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 WENDY WEINLE, 12 Plaintiff, 13 v. Case No. 1:19-cv-00122-JDP 14 COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY CASE SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED FOR FAILURE TO PROSECUTE 15 Defendant. 16 THIRTY-DAY DEADLINE 17 18 Plaintiff Wendy Weinle appealed defendant’s decision denying her application for Social 19 Security benefits by filing a complaint before this court on January 28, 2019. ECF No. 1. On 20 February 1 I issued a scheduling order, setting a deadline thirty days after service of the 21 administrative record for plaintiff (1) to serve defendant with her letter brief and (2) to file proof 22 of service. ECF No. 5, ¶ 3. Defendant filed the administrative record on July 24, 2019. ECF No. 23 9. Plaintiff has not filed a proof of service of her letter brief. 24 To manage the docket effectively, I impose deadlines on litigants and requires litigants to 25 meet those deadlines. When a plaintiff fails to comply with court-imposed deadlines, I may 26 dismiss the plaintiff’s case for failure to prosecute. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41; Hells Canyon Pres. 27 Council v. U.S. Forest Serv., 403 F.3d 683, 689 (9th Cir. 2005) (“[T]he consensus among our 28 sister circuits, with which we agree, is that courts may dismiss under Rule 41(b) sua sponte, at 1 1 least under certain circumstances.”). Involuntary dismissal is a harsh penalty, but the court has a 2 duty to administer justice expeditiously and avoid needless burden for the parties. See 3 Pagtalunan v. Galaza, 291 F.3d 639, 642 (9th Cir. 2002); Fed. R. Civ. P. 1. 4 I will give plaintiff the opportunity to explain why the court should not dismiss the case 5 for her failure to prosecute. Plaintiff’s failure to respond to this order will constitute a failure to 6 comply with a court order and will result in dismissal of this case. Accordingly, plaintiff must 7 show cause within thirty days of the date of entry of this order why the court should not dismiss 8 her case for failure to prosecute. 9 10 IT IS SO ORDERED. 11 12 Dated: October 9, 2019 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 13 14 15 16 No. 205 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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