Nisbet v. Berryhill
ORDER denying Plaintiff's 13 Motion for Leave to File an Over-length Brief; striking from the record Plaintiff's proposed Opening Brief (Dkt. 13-1), signed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (SWT)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
RICHARD L. NISBET,
Case No. C17-5306-RSM
ORDER DENYING MOTION TO
FILE EXCESS PAGES
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting
11 Commissioner of Social Security,
Plaintiff moves for leave to file an over-length Opening Brief. Dkt. #13. In support of
14 this request, Plaintiff states that additional pages are necessary because,
medical records and other records filed, including lay testimony
from Plaintiff and a vocational expert, include evidence relevant to
Plaintiff’s claim herein, and for Plaintiff to adequately address the
multiple errors and evidence which supports his claim, further pages
than the 18 allowed by this Court’s scheduling Order are required.
18 Id. This explanation describes most, if not all, Social Security cases. Plaintiff has presented
19 nothing showing this case is unusually complicated or presents novel issues to justify granting
20 the request. The Court therefore ORDERS:
Plaintiff’s motion to file an over-length brief (Dkt. #13) is DENIED.
Plaintiff’s proposed Opening Brief filed on August 21, 2017 (Dkt. #13-1) is
STRICKEN from the record.
ORDER DENYING MOTION TO FILE EXCESS PAGES - 1
As provided in the Scheduling Order, Plaintiff shall file an Opening Brief of 18
pages or less no later than Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The Commissioner’s
Response Brief is due no later than September 26, 2017. Plaintiff’s Reply Brief
is due no later than October 10, 2017. All briefs must conform to the requirements
set forth in the Court’s Scheduling Order (Dkt. #12).
DATED this 23rd day of August, 2017.
RICARDO S. MARTINEZ
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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