(SS) Pierdon v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 11/19/2020 GRANTING 3 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 D IRECTED 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. (Coll, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. 2:20-cv-2151 DB
ANDREW SAUL, Commissioner of Social
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. Within twenty-eight (28) 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), a copy of this order, 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).
4. Within fourteen (14) 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.
5. 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).
6. After service of the complaint this action and the dates set forth in the undersigned’s
Scheduling Order are stayed pursuant to General Order Number 615. The stay will be
automatically lifted when the Commissioner files the Certified Administrative Record.
DATED: November 19, 2020
/s/ DEBORAH BARNES
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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