Thomas v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 9/15/16 GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP and DIRECTING the clerk to issue process. Within fourteen (14) days from the date of this order, plaintiff shall submit to the United States Marshal the required documents. The United States Marshal is DIRECTED to serve all process without prepayment of costs not later than sixty (60) days from the date of this order. (cc USM) (Washington, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
NATASHIA IONE THOMAS,
No. 2:16-cv-2060 DB
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting
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
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: September 15, 2016
/s/ DEBORAH BARNES
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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