Thomas v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
ORDER: Plaintiff is ordered to file completed responses and forms as ordered in the June 24, 2014 Order, ECF No. 9, no later than August 13, 2014. Plaintiff is advised that if she fails to comply with this deadline, the undersigned may recommend that this matter be dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kaymani D West on 7/30/2014. (gnan, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Cheryl Jenett Thomas,
Commissioner of Social Security,
) C/A No. 5:14-2396-TMC-KDW
On June 16, 2014, Plaintiff, proceeding pro se, filed this action appealing her denial of
social security benefits. This case is before the court because of Plaintiff’s failure to comply with
the undersigned’s Order of June 24, 2014. ECF No. 9. Because the case was not in proper form
when filed, an initial order was issued to inform Plaintiff of the items she needed to produce or
complete and submit to the court to bring the case into proper form. Id. Plaintiff was ordered to
submit responses to several interrogatories and to submit completed summonses and Forms
USM-285 within 14 days of the issuance of the June 24, 2014 Order. Id. (enclosing court’s
special interrogatories to Plaintiff and forms to be completed). Plaintiff’s time for compliance
with the Order ran on July 18, 2014; however, Plaintiff has not provided any response to that
Accordingly, it appears to the court that Plaintiff may wish to abandon this action. If
Plaintiff wishes to pursue her appeal, she is ordered to file completed responses and forms as
ordered in the June 24, 2014 Order, ECF No. 9, no later than August 13, 2014. Plaintiff is
advised that if she fails to comply with this deadline, the undersigned may recommend that this
matter be dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute. See Davis v. Williams, 588 F.2d
69, 70 (4th Cir. 1978); Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b) (district courts may dismiss an action if a plaintiff
fails to comply with “any order of the court.”); see also Chandler Leasing Corp. v. Lopez, 669
F.2d 919, 920 (4th Cir. 1982) (court may dismiss sua sponte).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
July 30, 2014
Florence, South Carolina
Kaymani D. West
United States Magistrate Judge
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