Oliver B Mitchell v. United States Department of Veterans Affairs et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar. Plaintiff has failed to timely file a Third Amended Complaint, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT Plaintiff shall, by no later than January 18, 2017, show cause in writing why this action should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to prosecute and failure to obey a court order. (See Order for complete details) (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Dismissal (Blank)) (afe)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
December 28, 2016
CV 13-06030-ODW (AS)
Oliver B. Mitchell v. United States Department of Veterans Affairs, et. al.,
Present: The Honorable
Alka Sagar, United States Magistrate Judge
Court Reporter / Recorder
Attorneys Present for Plaintiff:
Attorneys Present for Defendant:
(IN CHAMBERS) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
On June 30, 2016, the Court issued an Order to Show Cause why this action should not be dismissed
with prejudice for failure to prosecute and failure to obey a Court order. (Docket No. 66). The Court
provided Plaintiff with a copy of the Court’s Order dated May 31, 2016, which noted that Plaintiff had failed
to file a Third Amended Complaint as previously ordered by the Court. Id.
On December 20, 2016, the Court issued a Notice of Discrepancy and Order, REJECTING Plaintiff’s
“Response to Order to Show Cause,” received on December 6, 2016, for failure to comply with Local Rule
11-6 (no response shall exceed 25 pages in length absent leave of Court for good cause shown). (Docket No.
68). According to the Docket, Plaintiff’s filing was 100 pages. Id.
Since Plaintiff has failed to timely file a Third Amended Complaint, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED
THAT Plaintiff shall, by no later than January 18, 2017, show cause in writing why this action should not
be dismissed with prejudice for failure to prosecute and failure to obey a court order. This Order will be
discharged upon the filing of a Third Amended Complaint that cures the deficiencies in the last pleading,
or upon the filing of a declaration under penalty of perjury stating why Plaintiff is unable to file a Third
If Plaintiff no longer wishes to pursue this action, he may request a voluntary dismissal pursuant to
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a) – but Plaintiff cannot make any such request contingent on receiving
other relief. A notice of dismissal form is attached for Plaintiff’s convenience. Plaintiff is warned that
failure to timely respond to this Order will result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed
with prejudice under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) for failure to prosecute and obey court
cc: Otis D. Wright
United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
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