Flowers v. Davey, et al.
ORDER to FILE Consent or Decline Form or SHOW CAUSE Why this Action should not be Dismissed for Failure to Prosecute; Twenty-One (21) Day Deadline signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 12/19/2016. (Sant Agata, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ORDER TO FILE CONSENT OR DECLINE
FORM OR SHOW CAUSE WHY THIS
ACTION SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED
FOR FAILURE TO PROSECUTE
DAVE DAVEY, et al.,
(ECF Nos. 3, 7)
TWENTY-ONE (21) DAY DEADLINE
Case No. 1:16-cv-01363-AWI-BAM (PC)
Plaintiff Rupert Flowers (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma
pauperis in this civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff initiated this action on
September 15, 2016. (ECF No. 1.) On September 15, 2016, the Court ordered Plaintiff to either
consent to or decline magistrate judge jurisdiction within thirty (30) days. (ECF No. 3.) Plaintiff
failed to comply with the order. On November 2, 2016, the Court ordered Plaintiff a second time
to either consent to or decline magistrate judge jurisdiction within thirty (30) days. (ECF No. 7.)
Plaintiff again failed to comply with the order.
Local Rule 110 provides that “[f]ailure of counsel or of a party to comply with these Local
Rules or with any order of the Court may be grounds for imposition by the Court of any and all
sanctions . . . within the inherent power of the Court.” Further, the failure of Plaintiff to prosecute
this action is grounds for dismissal. In re Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) Products Liability
Litigation, 460 F.3d 1217, 1226 (9th Cir. 2006).
Accordingly, the Court HEREBY ORDERS that within twenty-one (21) days from the
date of service of this order, Plaintiff shall either:
(1) Complete and return the Order re Consent or Request for Reassignment, a copy of
which is attached; or
(2) Show cause in writing why this action should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute.
The failure to respond to this order will result in dismissal of this action without
IT IS SO ORDERED.
December 19, 2016
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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