The opinion of the court was delivered by: Roslynn R. Mauskopf, United States District Judge.
Pursuant to the policy adopted by the Board of Judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York for docketing and expediting cases challenging determinations of the Commissioner of Social Security under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), see Administrative Order 2008-05, effective April 1, 2008, the Court hereby ORDERS the following:
1) Plaintiff, if pro se, is granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis. The Clerk of Court is directed to forward copies of Plaintiff's Complaint and this Order to the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of New York for service on Defendant, without prepayment of fees;
2) Defendant shall obtain and serve upon Plaintiff the administrative record of the proceedings, and serve and file an Answer, within ninety (90) days of the receipt of this Order;
3) Unless otherwise directed by the Court, Defendant shall move for judgment on the pleadings within sixty (60) days of filing the Answer by service of motion papers upon plaintiff;
4) Plaintiff shall serve on Defendant all opposition papers and any cross-motion within thirty (30) days of receiving Defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings;
5) Defendant shall serve on Plaintiff any reply or opposition to the cross-motion, and shall also file with the Court the entire set of motion papers and the administrative record, within fifteen (15) days of receiving Plaintiff's opposition and cross-motion, if any;
6) In the event that a party's memorandum of law uses medical terminology not in common usage among laypersons, the memorandum shall explain such term(s), with citation(s) to a medical reference source supporting the explanation. If the use of the term relates to the results of a medical test, the memorandum shall explain how those results bear on the Commissioner's finding(s) at issue;
7) In the event that any party is unable to comply with the deadlines ordered herein, such party shall notify the Court in writing by such deadline, requesting an extension supported by good cause and setting forth the date by which the party will comply. In the event that Defendant seeks additional time to obtain or serve the administrative record, Defendant shall also set forth the date the administrative record was requested, the efforts made to obtain it, whether or not it was received, and the reason(s) for any delay.
This Order does not limit in any way the authority of the Court to enter such further orders and directives that sound administration may require.
Brooklyn, New York Roslynn R. Mauskopf
ROSLYNN R. MAUSKOPF United States ...