A.R.N.H v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER that the Clerk of Court shall issue summons to the United States Attorney for the District of Nevada and deliver the Summons and 6 Amended Complaint to the U.S. Marshal for service. Plaintiff shall serve the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration by sending a copy of the Summons and Amended Complaint by certified mail. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen on 5/2/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - Order, Amended Complaint, and Summons hand delivered to USM - SLD)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
A.R.N.H., a minor, by and through his
Guardian ad Litem, ERICA M. NASH,
Case No. 2:17-00484-KJD-PAL
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security,
Plaintiff A.R.N.H. and Guardian ad Litem Erica M. Nash has submitted an Amended
Complaint (ECF No. 6) in accordance with the court’s Screening Order (ECF No. 3) dismissing
the original complaint with leave to amend. The court has reviewed the Amended Complaint and
finds that it cures the deficiencies noted in the screening order.
IT IS ORDERED:
1. The Clerk of Court shall issue summons to the United States Attorney for the District
of Nevada and deliver the summons and Amended Complaint to the U.S. Marshal for
2. Plaintiff shall serve the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration by sending
a copy of the summons and Amended Complaint by certified mail to: (1) Office of
Regional Chief Counsel, Region IX, Social Security Administration, 160 Spear St.,
Nancy A. Berryhill is now the Acting Commissioner of Social Security. Pursuant to the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure and the Social Security Act, the court therefore substitutes Nancy A. Berryhill for
Carolyn W. Colvin as the defendant in this suit. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(d) (allowing the automatic
substitution of a successor to a public officer who is a party to an action but ceases to hold office while the
action is pending); 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) (“Any action instituted in accordance with this subsection shall
survive notwithstanding any change in the person occupying the office of Commissioner of Social Security
or any vacancy in such office.”).
Suite 899, San Francisco, California 94105-1545; and (2) the Attorney General of the
United States, Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 4400,
Washington, D.C. 20530.
3. Following the Defendant’s filing of an answer, the court will issue a scheduling order
setting a briefing schedule.
4. From this point forward, Plaintiff shall serve upon Defendant or, if appearance has been
entered by counsel, upon the attorney, a copy of every pleading, motion, or other
document filed with the Clerk of the Court pursuant to LR IC 1-1 and 4-1 of the Local
Rules of Practice. In accordance with LR IC 4-1(d), the parties shall include with each
filing a certificate of service stating that a true and correct copy of the document was
served on an opposing party or counsel for an opposing party and indicating how
service was accomplished. The court may disregard any paper received by a district
judge or magistrate judge that has not been filed with the Clerk of the Court, and any
paper received by a district judge, magistrate judge, or the Clerk of the Court that fails
to include a certificate of service.
Dated this 2nd day of May, 2017.
PEGGY A. LEEN
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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