Hanover Insurance Group v. Stephanie Grimm
MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Magistrate Judge Alexander F. MacKinnon: ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE DISMISSAL FOR LACK OF PROSECTION by Magistrate Judge Alexander F. MacKinnon. Response to Order to Show Cause due by 6/9/2017. (See document for details). (ib)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP V. STEPHANIE GRIMM
Present: The Honorable
JUNE 2, 2017
ALEXANDER F. MacKINNON, U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Court Reporter / Recorder
Attorneys Present for Plaintiff:
Attorneys Present for Defendants:
In Chambers –
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE DISMISSAL FOR 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, defendants must answer the complaint within 21 days after service (60 days if the defendant is
the United States). FED. R. CIV. P. 12(a).
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 June 9, 2017, why
this action should not be dismissed as to the applicable defendant(s) for lack of prosecution. Pursuant to
Rule 78(b) 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 Preparer
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
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