Holt v. Colvin
ORDER STRIKING 19 PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES signed by Hon. James P. Donohue. Plaintiff is directed to RE-FILE and RE-NOTE the motion, and all supporting documents, including a proposed order. (KMP)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
Case No. C16-1406-JPD
ORDER STRIKING PLAINTIFF’S
MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES
NANCY A BERYHILL, Acting
Commission of Social Security,
This matter comes before the Court on the plaintiff’s June 23, 2017 motion for attorney
fees and supporting documents, which fail to comply with the rules of this district. Dkts. 19-
Specifically, plaintiff failed to comply with the U.S. District Court’s Electronic Filing
Procedures for Civil and Criminal Cases (EFP) by not provide the assigned judge with a Word
or WordPerfect compatible version of the proposed order by e-mail. Upon the Court’s
discovery of this omission, the Clerk’s Office contacted plaintiff’s counsel and directed
counsel to provide a proposed order. On July 6, 2017, plaintiff’s counsel emailed a proposed
order to the assigned judge, but there is no indication that a copy was provided to defendant.
Additionally, the certificate of service affixed to the proposed order states: “the foregoing
Proposed Order for Attorney Fees was filed with the Clerk of the Court on July 6, 2017, using
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the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to the following: Kerry Jane
Keefe, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Justin Martin, Office of the General Counsel.” However,
there is no docket entry confirming that this is true.
Accordingly, the Court ORDERS as follows:
The Clerk is directed to STRIKE plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees, Dkt. 19,
due to plaintiff’s counsel’s failure to comply with the local rules of this district.
Plaintiff is directed to RE-FILE and RE-NOTE the motion, and all supporting
documents, including a proposed order.
The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Order to all counsel of record.
DATED this 17th day of July, 2017.
JAMES P. DONOHUE
Chief United States Magistrate Judge
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