United States District Court, D. Minnesota
May 21, 2014
Barbara Larson Meyers, Plaintiff,
Carolyn W. Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
LEO I. BRISBOIS, Magistrate Judge.
This matter came before the undersigned United States Magistrate Judge upon a routine supervision of the cases that pend before the Court, and pursuant to a general assignment made in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A).
Barbara Larson Meyers ("Plaintiff") commenced this action on or about November 18, 2013, by filing a Complaint with the Clerk of Court. (See [Docket No. 1]). By this action, Plaintiff seeks review of the final decision of the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration ("Defendant"), that denied Plaintiff's Application for Disability Insurance Benefits. (Id.)
On February 4, 2014, as is required by the Local Rules of the District, the Defendant filed her Answer, [Docket No. 9], and a certified copy of the Transcript of the Administrative Record in this matter, [Docket No. 10]. Defendant served her Answer and the Administrative Record on Plaintiff via U.S. Mail. (Certificate of Service [Docket No. 11]). After it appeared that more than sixty (60) days had passed since Plaintiff was served with Defendant's Answer and the Administrative Record, the Court issued an Order directing Plaintiff to show good cause, in writing, within ten (10) days of the date of the Order, for an extension of time by which to file her motion for summary judgment. (Order [Docket No. 14]).
The Court received Plaintiff's letter requesting an extension of time on April 28, 2014. (Letter [Docket No. 15]). In response, the Court granted Plaintiff an extension of time by which to file her motion for summary judgment. The Court ordered Plaintiff to file her motion for summary judgment and supporting memorandum by no later than Tuesday, May 13, 2014, and that no further extensions would be granted. (Order [Docket No. 16]). The Court further notified Plaintiff that in the event she failed to timely file her motion for summary judgment as instructed, the Court would recommend that the present action be dismissed for failure to timely file and for failure to prosecute.
Now, for the foregoing reasons,
IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED:
That the present action be dismissed without prejudice for failure to comply with the Court's Orders at Docket Numbers 12, 14, and 16, and for failure to prosecute.