(SS) Lansdown v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cota on 1/7/2021 GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP; Clerk to serve scheduling order; within 15 days, plaintiff shall submit service documents to the USM and file a statement to the court regarding the sub mission; USM shall serve process within 60 days. The parties are hereby notified that, after service of the complaint, this action will be STAYED pursuant to General Order 615, and there will be no scheduling order or deadlines in effect pending further order of the Court. (Kastilahn, A)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
JIMMIE LEE LANSDOWN,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
Plaintiff, who is proceeding with retained counsel, brings this action for judicial
review of a final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
Pending before the Court is plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis, ECF No. 2.
Plaintiff has submitted the affidavit required by § 1915(a) showing that plaintiff is
unable to prepay fees and costs or give security therefor. The request to proceed in forma
pauperis will, therefore, be granted. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). Plaintiff will be required by this
order to submit documents to the United States Marshal and file notice with the court. Plaintiff is
warned that failure to comply with this order may result in the dismissal of this action. See Local
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
Plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis, ECF No. 2, is granted;
The Clerk of the Court is further directed to serve a copy of this order on
the United States Marshal;
Within 15 days from the date of this order, plaintiff shall submit to the
United States Marshal a completed summons and copies of the complaint and file a statement
with the court that said documents have been submitted to the United States Marshal;
The United States Marshal is directed to serve all process without
prepayment of costs not later than 60 days from the date of this order, such service of process to
be completed by delivering a copy of the summons and complaint to the United States Attorney
for the Eastern District of California, and by sending a copy of the summons and complaint by
registered or certified mail to the Attorney General of the United States in Washington, D.C.,
pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(i)(1)(A) & (B); and
The United States Marshal shall also send a copy of the summons and
complaint by registered or certified mail to the Commissioner of Social Security, c/o Office of the
General Counsel, Region IX, 160 Spear Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105-1545,
pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(i)(2); and
The parties are hereby notified that, after service of the complaint, this
action will be stayed pursuant to General Order 615, and there will be no scheduling order or
deadlines in effect pending further order of the Court.
Dated: January 7, 2021
DENNIS M. COTA
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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