Lehman v. Berryhill

Filing 3

ORDER Granting 1 Plaintiff's 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 10 11 12 Plaintiff, v. NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, 15 16 17 18 ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS Defendant. 13 14 Case No. C17-5962-JPD KENNETH J. LEHMAN, 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: (1) 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. (2) The Clerk of the Court is directed to send a copy of this Order to plaintiff’s 19 counsel, and to issue summonses to plaintiff’s counsel to enable proper service of the 20 complaint on the appropriate parties. Plaintiff shall note that it is plaintiff’s attorney’s 21 responsibility to serve copies of the complaint properly along with appropriate summonses as 22 required by Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Plaintiff may effectuate service 23 electronically as detailed in General Orders 04-15 and 05-15, by sending a copy of the 24 summonses and complaint, along with plaintiff’s identifying information, by email to ORDER - 1 1 USAWAW.SSAClerk@usdoj.gov. A certificate of service must also be promptly filed with 2 the Court. 3 DATED this 30th day of November, 2017. A 4 5 JAMES P. DONOHUE Chief United States Magistrate Judge 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER - 2

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