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Richard D. Townsend v. Michael J. Astrue

September 1, 2011

RICHARD D. TOWNSEND,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
DEFENDANT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER REGARDING STATUS CONFERENCE AMENDED SCHEDULING CONFERENCE ORDER (Document 15)

INTRODUCTION

The Court held a conference to determine the status of this case. Plaintiff, Richard Townsend ("Plaintiff") appeared pro se and Lynn Harada appeared on behalf of Defendant, Commissioner of Social Security ("Defendant"). Both parties appeared via telephone.

Plaintiff indicated that he still wishes to pursue his case but requested additional time to obtain an attorney. The Court granted Plaintiff's request and will allow Plaintiff an additional sixty days to file his opening brief. Accordingly, the scheduling order issued on October 21, 2010 (Doc. 7), is modified as follows :

I. Plaintiff's Opening Brief

Plaintiff's opening brief is due no later than October 31, 2011. Plaintiff must serve a copy of the opening brief (and all other filings) on all the attorneys listed for defendant on the court docket of the case at the addresses noted on the court docket.

Plaintiff must also file the original opening brief, together with a copy, with the Court, by either personal delivery or via U.S. mail to:

Office of the Clerk

United States District Court Eastern District of California 2500 Tulare Street, Suite 1501 Fresno, CA 93721 Plaintiff's opening brief must contain the following:

(1) a plain description of plaintiff's alleged physical or emotional impairments, when plaintiff contends they became disabling, and how they disabled plaintiff from work;

(2) a summary of the administrative proceedings before the Social Security Administration;

(3) a summary of the relevant testimony at the administrative hearing; (4) a summary of all relevant medical evidence, including an explanation of the significance of clinical and laboratory findings, and the purpose and effect of prescribed medication and therapy;

(5) a recitation of the Social Security Administration's findings and conclusions relevant to plaintiff's claims;

(6) a short, separate statement of each of plaintiff's legal claims stated in terms of the insufficiency of the evidence to support a particular finding of fact or ...


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