Ritchie v. Social Security Administration
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison on 10/13/17: Plaintiff shall show cause, in writing, within 30 days of the date of this order, why this action should not be dismissed for failure to submit service documents to the United States Marshall and failure to file notice of change of address. (Kaminski, H)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
STEVEN RAY RITCHIE,
No. 2:15-cv-1998-CMK PS
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
Plaintiff, who is proceeding in propria persona, brings this action for judicial
review of a final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
On May 16, 2017, the court granted plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in
forma pauperis. That order required plaintiff to submit to the United States Marshal, within 15
days of the date of service of the order, a completed summons and copies of the complaint, and
file a statement with the court that said documents have been submitted. Plaintiff was warned
that failure to comply may result in dismissal of this action for lack of prosecution and failure to
comply with court rules and orders. See Local Rule 110. More than 15 days have elapsed and
plaintiff has not complied.
In addition, on May 26, 2017, mail directed to plaintiff was returned by the United
States Postal Service as undeliverable. Pursuant to Eastern District of California Local Rule
183(b), any party appearing pro se must file and serve a notice of change of address within 63
days of mail being returned. To date, more than 63 days have elapsed since mail was returned
and plaintiff has not notified the court of a change of address.
Plaintiff shall show cause, in writing, within 30 days of the date of this order, why
this action should not be dismissed for failure to submit service documents to the United States
Marshall and failure to file notice of change of address. Plaintiff is again warned that failure to
respond to this order may result in dismissal of the action for the reasons outlined above, as well
as for failure to prosecute and comply with court rules and orders. See Local Rules 110 and
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED: October 13, 2017
CRAIG M. KELLISON
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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