UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 30, 2012
DAVID SCOTT GAYLOR,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sandra M. Snyder United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE BY THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE WITHOUT PREPAYMENT OF COSTS
Plaintiff is proceeding in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. The Court previously found service of the complaint appropriate and ordered Plaintiff to provide the necessary documents and information for service of process. Accordingly, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(i)(2), it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Defendant Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, shall be served by service on the General Counsel of the Social Security Administration, Altmeyer Building, Room 611, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21235. In accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(i)(1), the United States of America shall be served by service on the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California (Civil Process Clerk, United States Attorney's Office, 1130 "O" St., Room 3654, Fresno, CA 93721) and on the Attorney General of the United States (Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 20530).
2. For service of each Governmental party to be served, the Clerk of the Court is directed to forward the following documents to the United States Marshals Service:
(1) One completed and issued summons;
(2) One completed USM-285 form;
(3) One copy of the complaint filed on July 25, 2012, plus an extra copy for the Marshals Service; and
(4) One copy of this order, plus an extra copy for the Marshals Service.
3. Within ten days from the date of this order, the Marshals Service is directed to serve each Defendant or governmental entity listed in paragraph one above with a copy of the summons and complaint as well as a copy of this order by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested.
4. Within ten days after service is effected, the United States Marshal shall file the return of service for each Defendant or governmental entity upon which service is required. Costs shall be enumerated on the USM-285 form and shall include the costs incurred by the Marshals Service for photocopying any additional copies of the summons and complaint and for preparing new USM-285 forms, if required.
5. The United States Marshal is directed to retain copies of the summons and complaint in his file for future use.
6. Despite the means by which a defendant has been served, each defendant is required to reply to the complaint. 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(g)(2).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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