O'Rourke v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER notifying the plaintiff he will have seven (7) days from the date of this order inwhich to file a brief and failure to do so may result in a recommendation that this case be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Signed by Magistrate Judge Paige J. Gossett on 05/16/2017. (bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Thomas Bryan O’Rourke,
Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner
of Social Security,
C/A No. 0:16-3610-PMD-PJG
This social security action is before this court pursuant to 42 U.S.C § 405(g) for review of
a final decision of the Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
(“Commissioner”). The plaintiff, who is represented by counsel, initiated this action and filed his
Complaint on November 11, 2016. (ECF No. 1.) The Commissioner filed an answer along with a
transcript of record on March 13, 2017. (ECF Nos. 5 & 6.)
The Local Rules of this District state that, after the filing of an answer, a plaintiff has thirty
(30) days in which to file a written brief. Local Civil Rule 83.VII.04 (D.S.C.). The plaintiff moved
for and was granted an extension of time in which to file his brief, extending the deadline until May
12, 2017. As of the date of this Order, the plaintiff has not filed a brief and has presented no
argument as to why the decision by the Commissioner is not supported by substantial evidence. It
therefore appears that the plaintiff does not wish to continue to prosecute this action. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that the plaintiff shall have seven (7) days from the date of this order in
which to file a brief. Failure to do so may result in a recommendation that this case be
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dismissed for failure to prosecute. See Davis v. Williams, 588 F.2d 69, 70 (4th Cir. 1978); Fed.
R. Civ. P. 41(b).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Paige J. Gossett
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
May 16, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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