Pritchett v. Berryhill

Filing 9

ORDER OF DISMISSAL by Hon. Mary Alice Theiler. (KMP)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 MARK PRITCHETT, Plaintiff, 10 11 CASE NO. C17-5617-MAT v. ORDER OF DISMISSAL 12 NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, 13 Defendant. 14 15 Plaintiff filed a complaint and motion to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) with the Court 16 on August 4, 2017. (Dkt. 1.) The Court denied the IFP motion (Dkt. 4) and plaintiff paid the filing 17 fee. On October 13, 2017, the Court issued an Order directing the Clerk to issue summonses to 18 plaintiff, and indicating plaintiff and plaintiff’s counsel were responsible for arranging for service 19 of summons and complaint upon defendant. (Dkt. 6.) Subsequently, ninety days elapsed, with 20 no docket activity indicating either that the complaint had been served on defendant, or that the 21 matter had been voluntarily withdrawn. On January 19, 2018, the Court issued an Order to Show 22 Cause, setting a fourteen-day deadline for plaintiff to show cause why this matter should not be 23 dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute. (Dkt. 8.) Plaintiff did not respond to the ORDER OF DISMISSAL PAGE - 1 1 Court’s Order to Show Cause. Accordingly, this matter is DISMISSED without prejudice for 2 failure to prosecute pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m). 3 DATED this 8th day of February, 2018. 4 A 5 Mary Alice Theiler United States Magistrate Judge 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER OF DISMISSAL PAGE - 2

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