(SS) Ryan v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER REQUIRING SHELLIE LOTT TO SHOW CAUSE WHY MONETARY SANCTIONS SHOULD NOT BE IMPOSED FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER. RESPONSE DUE JUNE 9, 2021. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 6/4/2021(Hernandez, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
REBECCA LOU RYAN,
ORDER REQUIRING SHELLIE LOTT TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY MONETARY
SANCTIONS SHOULD NOT BE IMPOSED
FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH
Case No. 1:19-cv-00973-SAB
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
RESPONSE DUE JUNE 9, 2021
On May 18, 2021, plaintiff’s counsel, Shellie Lott (“Petitioner”) filed a motion for
18 attorney fees in this action. (ECF No. 24.) The motion did not inform plaintiff that she could
19 object to the motion or provide a timeline to file an objection. Therefore, on May 24, 2021, an
20 order issued providing plaintiff with such notice. (ECF No. 25.) The order required Petitioner to
21 serve a copy upon plaintiff within five days and promptly file the proof of service. (Id.)
22 Petitioner has not filed proof of service or otherwise responded to the May 24, 2021 order.
Local Rule 110 provides that “[f]ailure of counsel or of a party to comply with these
24 Rules or with any order of the Court may be grounds for imposition by the Court of any and all
25 sanctions . . . within the inherent power of the Court.” The Court has the inherent power to
26 control its docket and may, in the exercise of that power, impose sanctions where appropriate,
27 including dismissal of the action. Bautista v. Los Angeles County, 216 F.3d 837, 841 (9th Cir.
Accordingly, on or before June 9, 2021, Petitioner Shellie Lott is HEREBY ORDERED
2 to SHOW CAUSE in writing why monetary sanctions should not issue for the failure to comply
3 with the May 24, 2021 order. Petitioner is forewarned that failure to respond to this order to
4 show cause will result in the issuance of sanctions.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
June 4, 2021
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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