Nikanowicz v. Berryhill

Filing 5

ORDER Granting Plaintiff's 4 Application for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis signed by Hon. James P. Donohue.(KMP)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON 7 8 9 DANIEL A. NIKANOWICZ II, 10 11 12 13 Plaintiff, v. Case No. C17-5895-JPD ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, 14 Defendant. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 After careful consideration of plaintiff’s amended application to proceed in forma pauperis (“IFP”), the governing law, and the balance of the record, the Court ORDERS: (1) Plaintiff’s amended application to proceed IFP, Dkt. 1, is GRANTED. Plaintiff does not appear to have funds available to afford the $400.00 filing fee. (2) 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 23 complaint on the appropriate parties. Plaintiff shall note that it is plaintiff’s attorney’s 24 responsibility to serve copies of the complaint properly along with appropriate summonses as 25 required by Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Plaintiff may effectuate service 26 ORDER PAGE - 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 4 the Court. 5 DATED this 13th day of November, 2017. 6 A 7 JAMES P. DONOHUE Chief United States Magistrate Judge 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ORDER PAGE - 2

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