We 3 Kings, Inc. v. The Steve Harvey Show et al
(IN CHAMBERS) Minute Order by Judge Dale S. Fischer re Order to Show Cause re Dismissal for Lack of Prosecution Response to Order to Show Cause due by 12/22/2014. (dp)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
CV 14-8816 DSF (ASx)
We 3 Kings, Inc. v. The Steve Harvey Show, et al.,
Present: The Honorable
DALE S. FISCHER, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs:
Attorneys Present for Defendants:
(IN CHAMBERS) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE DISMISSAL FOR
LACK OF PROSECUTION
Absent a showing of good cause, an action must be dismissed without prejudice if the summons
and complaint are not served on a defendant within 120 days after the complaint is filed. Fed. R. Civ.
Proc. 4(m). Generally, defendants must answer the complaint within 20 days after service (60 days if
the defendant is the United States). Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 12(a)(1).
In the present case, it appears that one or more of these time periods has not been met.
Accordingly, the Court, on its own motion, orders plaintiff(s) to show cause in writing on or before
Monday, December 22, 2014, why this action should not be dismissed as to the applicable defendant(s)
for lack of prosecution. Pursuant to Rule 78 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Court finds
that this matter is appropriate for submission without oral argument. The Order to Show Cause will
stand submitted on that date.
Filing of the following on or before the date indicated above will constitute a satisfactory
response to the Order to Show Cause:
Proofs of service of summons and complaint on all defendants for whom such documents have
not yet been filed;
An appearance by all defendants who have been served or an application for entry of default
pursuant to Rule 55(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure;
A request that the clerk enter default judgment or motion for entry of default judgment pursuant
to Rule 55(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Initials of Deputy Clerk
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
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