Garrett v. Social Security Administration
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd on 3/13/15 GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP. Plaintiff shall submit service documents to the USM within 14 days, and a statement within 5 days thereafter with the court regarding submission. The USM is directed to serve process within 60 days. (Manzer, C)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. 2:14-cv-2774 DAD
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner
of Social Security,
Plaintiff has requested authority under 28 U.S.C. § 1915 to proceed in forma pauperis.
Plaintiff has submitted the affidavit required by § 1915(a) showing that plaintiff is unable to
prepay fees and costs or give security for them. Accordingly, the request to proceed in forma
pauperis will be granted.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis is granted.
2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to issue process and to serve upon plaintiff
the undersigned’s Scheduling Order and Order re Consent or Request for Reassignment for social
3. The Clerk of the Court is further directed to serve a copy of this order upon the
United States Marshal.
4. Within fourteen (14) days from the date of this order, plaintiff shall submit to
the United States Marshal a completed summons, a completed USM-285 form, sufficient copies
of the summons and complaint for service of process in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 4(i), and sufficient copies of the Scheduling Order and Order re Consent or Request for
Reassignment issued in this case. Information regarding the number of copies currently required
by the United States Marshal may be obtained from the United States Marshals Service, 501 I
Street, Suite 5600, Sacramento, CA 95814 (tel. 916-930-2030).
5. Within five (5) days after submitting the necessary documents to the United
States Marshal for service or process, plaintiff shall file in this court a declaration stating the date
on which the documents were submitted to the United States Marshal. Failure to file a timely
declaration may result in an order imposing appropriate sanctions.
6. The United States Marshal is directed to serve process and copies of the
undersigned’s Scheduling Order and Order re Consent or Request for Reassignment without
prepayment of costs not later than sixty (60) days from the date of this order. Service of process
shall be completed by delivering all necessary documents to the United States Attorney for the
Eastern District of California and by sending copies of the summons, complaint and court orders
by registered or certified mail to the Attorney General of the United States at Washington, D.C.
See FED. R. CIV. P. 4(i)(1)(A) & (B). Copies of the summons, complaint and court orders shall
also be served by registered or certified mail on the Commissioner of Social Security, c/o Office
of the General Counsel, Region IX, 160 Spear Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105-1545.
See FED. R. CIV. P. 4(i)(2).
Dated: March 13, 2015
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