Williams v. Harrington et al

Filing 67

ORDER Regarding Plaintiff's 65 Motion to Compel and Directing Defendants to Show Cause why Sanctions Should not be Imposed signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck on 04/22/2015. (Flores, E)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 MARCUS R. WILLIAMS, 12 13 Case No. 1:12-cv-00226 LJO DLB PC ORDER REGARDING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO COMPEL AND DIRECTING DEFENDANTS TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SANCTIONS SHOULD NOT BE IMPOSED Plaintiff, v. 14 15 16 [ECF No. 65] KELLY HARRINGTON, et al., Defendants. 17 18 Plaintiff Marcus R. Williams is a prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this 19 civil rights action. 20 On January 20, 2015, the Court issued an order granting Plaintiff’s motions to compel 21 and ordering Defendants to respond within thirty days to Plaintiff’s first set of discovery requests 22 which were served on March 19, 2014. On March 6, 2015, Plaintiff filed the instant motion to 23 compel. Defendants did not file an opposition. The motion to compel is deemed submitted 24 pursuant to Local Rule 230(l). 25 Plaintiff states that Defendants have failed to respond to his first set of discovery requests 26 as ordered by the Court. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(b)(2)(A), the failure to comply with an 27 order to provide or permit discovery may be cause for appropriate sanctions. It appearing that 28 Defendants have failed to abide by the Court’s order of January 20, 2015, compelling Defendants 1 1 to respond to Plaintiff’s first set of discovery requests served on March 19, 2014, Defendants are 2 hereby ORDERED to SHOW CAUSE why appropriate sanctions should not be imposed. 3 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: /s/ Dennis April 22, 2015 L. Beck UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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