Peter Menzel v. Damnfunnypictures.Com et al
(IN CHAMBERS) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL RE: LACK OF PROSECUTION by Judge Fernando M. Olguin. Response to Order to Show Cause due by 9/23/2016. (vdr)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
CV 16-4685 FMO (Ex)
Peter Menzel v. Damnfunnypictures.com, et al.
Present: The Honorable
September 20, 2016
Fernando M. Olguin, United States District Judge
Court Reporter / Recorder
Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs:
Attorneys Present for Defendants:
(In Chambers) Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal Re: Lack of
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 90 days after the complaint is filed.
Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m). Generally, a defendant must answer the complaint within 21 days after
service (60 days if the defendant is the United States). Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(a). The court may
dismiss the action prior to the 90 days, however, if plaintiff(s) has/have not diligently prosecuted
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
September 23, 2016, why this action should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution. Pursuant
to Fed. R. Civ. P. 78(b), the court finds that this matter is appropriate for submission without oral
argument. The Order to Show Cause will stand submitted upon the filing of plaintiff’s response,
if plaintiff/defendant files
Proof(s) of service of summons and complaint on the following defendant(s):
An answer by the following defendant(s):
on or before the date indicated above, the court will consider this a satisfactory response to the
Order to Show Cause. Failure to file a timely response to this Order to Show Cause may result
in the action being dismissed for lack of prosecution and for failure to comply with the orders of
the court, pursuant to Local Rule 41.
Initials of Preparer
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