(SS) Bulgakov v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 10/14/2020 GRANTING #2 Motion to Proceed IFP. Within 14 days from the date of this order, plaintiff shall submit to the USM the necessary documents and file a statement with the court. The USM is DIRECTED to serve all process without prepayment of costs within 60 days from the date of this order. The parties are hereby NOTIFIED that, after service of the complaint, this action will be STAYED pursuant to General Order Number 615, and there will be no scheduling order or deadlines in effect pending further order of the court. (Coll, A)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ANDREW SAUL, Commissioner of Social
Plaintiff has requested authority under 28 U.S.C. § 1915 to proceed in forma pauperis and
has submitted the affidavit required thereunder which demonstrates that plaintiff is unable to
prepay fees and costs or give security for them. ECF No. 2. Accordingly, the request to proceed
in forma pauperis will be granted. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a).
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff’s request to proceed in forma pauperis (ECF No. 2) is granted.
2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order on the United States
3. Within fourteen days from the date of this order, plaintiff shall submit to the United
States Marshal an original and five copies of the completed summons, five copies of the
complaint, and five copies of the scheduling order, and shall file a statement with the court that
said documents have been submitted to the United States Marshal.
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4. The United States Marshal is directed to serve all process without prepayment of costs
not later than sixty days from the date of this order. Service of process shall be completed by
delivering a copy of the summons, complaint, and scheduling order to the United States Attorney
for the Eastern District of California, and by sending two copies of the summons, complaint, and
scheduling order 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). The Marshal shall also send a copy of
the summons, complaint, and scheduling order by registered or certified mail to the
Commissioner of Social Security, c/o Office of General Counsel, Region IX, 160 Spear Street,
Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105-1545. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(i)(2). The United States
Marshal shall thereafter file a statement with the court that said documents have been served.
5. The parties are hereby notified that, after service of the complaint, this action will be
stayed pursuant to General Order Number 615, and there will be no scheduling order or deadlines
in effect pending further order of the court. See E.D. Cal. G.O. 615 ¶¶ 6 & 10.
6. The Clerk is directed to issue the Consent/Decline forms only. Pursuant to GO 615, no
briefing schedule shall issue.
DATED: October 14, 2020.
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