United States District Court, W.D. Michigan, Southern Division
November 25, 2014
MARIA LOPEZ LOPEZ, o/b/o MJL, Plaintiff,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant
Maria Lopez Lopez, on behalf of Maria Jimenez Lopez, plaintiff, Pro se, Grand Rapids, MI.
For Commissioner of Social Security, defendant, Candace H. Lawrence, Social Security Administration (Boston), Boston, MA; Michael L. Shiparski, U.S. Attorney (Grand Rapids), Grand Rapids, MI.
Phillip J. Green, United States Magistrate Judge. Honorable Janet T. Neff.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
Phillip J. Green,
United States Magistrate Judge.
This is a social security action seeking review of a final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security under 42 U.S.C. § 1383(c)(3). The Commissioner found that plaintiff was not disabled on and after June 1, 2010. (docket # 7-2). Plaintiff's initial brief in this matter was due on October 20, 2014. Plaintiff never filed her brief and it is now more than a month past due. On November 5, 2014, the court issued an order directing plaintiff to show cause by November 18, 2014, as to why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute and warned her that failure to file a timely response would result in dismissal of this lawsuit. (11/5/14 Order, Docket # 11). Plaintiff has failed to respond to the order to show cause.
For the reasons set forth herein, I recommend that this lawsuit be dismissed for failure to prosecute.