Palmer v. Berryhill

Filing 9

ORDER granting the 8 Motion to Substitute Attorney Rosemary B. Schurman for John P Gustad as counsel for plaintiff Karen Palmer; striking the Report and Recommendation as moot, as plaintiff paid the filing fee on 4/20/2017; directing Clerk to issue summons to new counsel and to send plaintiff's counsel a copy of the Notice of Initial Assignment and Consent to Proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Signed by Hon. James P. Donohue. (PM)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON 6 7 8 KAREN A. PALMER, Plaintiff, 9 10 11 v. Case No. C17-5249-JLR-JPD ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO SUBSTITUTE COUNSEL AND STRIKING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, 12 Defendant. 13 14 This matter comes before the Court on plaintiff’s counsel’s motion to substitute attorney 15 Rosemary Shurman for attorney John-Paul Gustad. Dkt. 8. The Court GRANTS plaintiff’s 16 counsel’s motion, Dkt. 8, and directs the Clerk to update the docket accordingly. In addition, the 17 Court STRIKES the April 13, 2017 Report and Recommendation as MOOT, as plaintiff paid the 18 filing fee on April 20, 2017. 19 The Clerk of the Court is directed to send a copy of this Order to plaintiff’s new counsel 20 Rosemary Schurman, and to issue summonses to plaintiff’s counsel to enable proper service of 21 the complaint on the appropriate parties. Plaintiff shall note that it is plaintiff’s attorney’s 22 responsibility to serve copies of the complaint properly along with appropriate summonses as 23 required by Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Plaintiff may effectuate service 24 ORDER - 1 1 electronically as detailed in General Orders 04-15 and 05-15, by sending a copy of the 2 summonses and complaint, along with plaintiff’s identifying information, by email to 3 A certificate of service must also be promptly filed with the 4 Court. 5 6 7 Finally, the Clerk of the Court is directed to send to plaintiff’s counsel a copy of the Notice of Initial Assignment and Consent to Proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. DATED this 9th day of May, 2017. A 8 9 JAMES P. DONOHUE Chief United States Magistrate Judge 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER - 2

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