Baker v. Social Security

Filing 13

ORDER pursuant to Local Rule 41-1, if no action is taken in this case on or before 03/31/2017, the Court will dismiss this action for want of prosecution and the Clerk of the Court shall enter final judgment accordingly. Signed by Judge Robert C. Jones on 03/10/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - KW)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA 7 8 9 ERIC BAKER, Plaintiff, 10 11 12 vs. Case No.: 3:15-CV-00528-RCJ-WGC ORDER CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, 13 Defendant. 14 15 On February 26, 2016, United States Magistrate Judge Cobb entered Order 16 Concerning Review of Social Security Cases (ECF No. 11). On March 7, 2016, a copy of the 17 Order was returned as undeliverable, “return to sender not deliverable as addressed unable 18 to forward.” (ECF #12). 19 Local Rules of Special Proceedings and Appeals 2-2 Change of Address provides as 20 follows: 21 “The plaintiff shall immediately file with the Court written notification of any change of 22 address. The notification must include proof of service upon each opposing party or the 23 party’s attorney. Failure to comply with this Rule may result in dismissal of the action with 24 prejudice.” 25 Local Rule 41-1 provides as follows: 26 27 28 “All civil actions that have been pending in this court for more than 270 days without any proceeding of record having been taken may, after notice, be dismissed for want of 1 prosecution by the court sua sponte or on the motion of an attorney or pro se party.” 2 Be advised the official record in this action reflects that this case has been pending for 3 THREE HUNDRED SIXTY EIGHT (368) days without any proceeding having been taken 4 during such period. 5 “Before dismissing the action, the district court is required to weigh several factors: (1) 6 the public’s interest in expeditious resolution of litigation; (2) the court’s need to manage its 7 docket; (3) the risk of prejudice to the defendants; (4) the public policy favoring disposition of 8 cases on their merits; and (5) the availability of less drastic sanctions.” Ghazali v. Moran, 46 9 F.3d 52, 53 (9th Cir. 1995) (internal citations and quotations omitted). All five factors point in 10 favor of dismissal. 11 If no action is taken in this case on or before FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017, the Court 12 will dismiss this action for want of prosecution and the Clerk of the Court shall enter final 13 judgment accordingly. 14 IT IS SO ORDERED. 15 DATED this 10th day of March, 2017. 16 17 18 ROBERT C. JONES United States District Judge 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -2-

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