Masters v. Social Security Administration
ORDER by District Judge Ronald A. White : Affirming and adopting 14 the Report and Recommendation as this court's Finding and Order. (acg, Deputy Clerk)
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
Neva Johnette Masters,
Case No. 20-CIV-074-RAW-KEW
Commissioner of the Social Security
This case was originally filed on March 13, 2020 [Docket No. 3] seeking judicial review
of the adverse administrative decision denying benefits. On June 29, 2020 Defendant filed the
administrative transcript prompting the entry of a minute order directing Plaintiff to file her
opening brief by August 29, 2020. Because Plaintiff failed to file her brief as ordered, a Show
Cause Order was entered on December 3, 2020 directing Plaintiff to show cause in writing no later
than December 9, 2020 as to why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute or
comply with the court’s orders [Docket No. 12]. That order specifically stated that failure to
respond would result in a recommendation that the case be dismissed. On June 2, 2021 the
Magistrate Judge issued Findings and Recommendation [Docket No. 14] recommending that the
case be dismissed for Plaintiff’s failure to prosecute. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). Thereafter, Plaintiff
filed an Objection to Findings and Recommendation [Docket No. 15] requesting that Plaintiff be
permitted to file her opening brief or that the case be dismissed without prejudice to refiling.
Upon full consideration of the entire record and the issues herein, the court finds that the
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Magistrate Judge’s recommendation to dismiss the case for failure to prosecute is well-supported
by the evidence and the prevailing legal authority. Accordingly, the Findings & Recommendation
is hereby affirmed and adopted as this court’s Finding and Order. This action is hereby dismissed
without prejudice to refiling.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of September, 2021.
HONORABLE RONALD A. WHITE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
EASTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
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