Palmer v. Berryhill
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)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
KAREN A. PALMER,
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,
This matter comes before the Court on plaintiff’s counsel’s motion to substitute attorney
Rosemary Shurman for attorney John-Paul Gustad. Dkt. 8. The Court GRANTS plaintiff’s
counsel’s motion, Dkt. 8, and directs the Clerk to update the docket accordingly. In addition, the
Court STRIKES the April 13, 2017 Report and Recommendation as MOOT, as plaintiff paid the
filing fee on April 20, 2017.
The Clerk of the Court is directed to send a copy of this Order to plaintiff’s new counsel
Rosemary Schurman, and to issue summonses to plaintiff’s counsel to enable proper service of
the complaint on the appropriate parties. Plaintiff shall note that it is plaintiff’s attorney’s
responsibility to serve copies of the complaint properly along with appropriate summonses as
required by Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Plaintiff may effectuate service
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electronically as detailed in General Orders 04-15 and 05-15, by sending a copy of the
summonses and complaint, along with plaintiff’s identifying information, by email to
USAWAW.SSAClerk@usdoj.gov. A certificate of service must also be promptly filed with the
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.
JAMES P. DONOHUE
Chief United States Magistrate Judge
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