Fowler v. Smith et al
ORDER REQUIRING DEFENDANTS SMITH, FORSTER, RIDGE, AND ST. CLAIR TO SHOW CAUSE WHY DEFAULT SHOULD NOT BE ENTERED 23 signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 5/11/2017. Show Cause Response due within 14-Days. (Lundstrom, T)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
STEVEN SMITH, et al.,
CASE NO. 1:16-cv-01401-MJS (PC)
ORDER REQUIRING DEFENDANTS
SMITH, FORSTER, RIDGE, AND ST.
CLAIR TO SHOW CAUSE WHY
DEFAULT SHOULD NOT BE ENTERED
(ECF No. 23)
FOURTEEN DAY DEADLINE
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil
rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The action proceeds on the following
claims for damages: an Eighth Amendment claim for inadequate medical care against
Defendants Smith, Forster, and Ridge; a constitutional retaliation claim against
Defendant Smith; and a state law negligence claim against Defendants Smith, Forster,
Ridge, and St. Clair.
Waivers of service were sent to the Defendants on December 16, 2016. (See
ECF No. 23.) Pursuant to the waivers and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(d)(3),
Defendants’ response to the complaint was due sixty days later, on February 14, 2017.
The waivers were signed on Defendants’ behalf by a Deputy Attorney General on April
20, 2017 and were returned to the Court. To date, Defendants have not filed a
responsive pleading, otherwise responded to the complaint, or sought an extension of
time to do so.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Defendants shall show cause, within fourteen days from the date of this
order, why default should not be entered.
2. The Clerk’s Office is directed to serve a copy of this order on Defendants
at the addresses listed on the USM-285 forms.
3. The Clerk’s Office also is directed to serve a copy of this order on James
Walter, Deputy Attorney General.
4. Defendants’ deadline to respond to the complaint is extended to and
including fourteen days from the date of this order.
5. The failure to respond to this order will result in entry of default.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
May 11, 2017
Michael J. Seng
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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