Smith v. Berryhill
ORDER Granting 1 Application for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by Hon. James P. Donohue. (KMP)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security,
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S
APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN
Case No. C17-5292-JPD
DANIEL L. SMITH,
After careful consideration of plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis
(“IFP”), the governing law, and the balance of the record, the Court ORDERS:
Plaintiff’s application to proceed IFP, Dkt. 1, is GRANTED. Plaintiff does not
appear to have funds available to afford the $400.00 filing fee.
The Clerk of the Court is directed to send a copy of this Order to plaintiff’s
counsel, 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
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
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USAWAW.SSAClerk@usdoj.gov. A certificate of service must also be promptly filed with
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 26th day of April, 2017.
JAMES P. DONOHUE
Chief United States Magistrate Judge
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