Walker v. Wechsler, et al.

Filing 30

ORDER to SHOW CAUSE Why the Action Should Not be Dismissed for Plaintiff's Failure to Prosecute signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 5/23/2017. Show Cause Response due within thirty (30) days. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 13 14 15 1:16-cv-01417-JLT (PC) JEFF WALKER, Plaintiff, v. WECHSLER, et al., Defendants. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THE ACTION SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED FOR PLAINTIFF'S FAILURE TO PROSECUTE (Doc. 26) 30 DAY DEADLINE 16 17 On April 18, 2017, Defendant filed a motion to dismiss this action under 28 U.S.C. § 18 1915(e)(2)(A), to declare Plaintiff a vexatious litigant, and to require him to post security. (Doc. 19 26.) “Opposition, if any, to the granting of the motion shall be served and filed by the responding 20 party not more than twenty-one (21) days after the date of service of the motion.” L.R. 230 (l). 21 On the notice of the motion, Defendant advised Plaintiff that, unless otherwise ordered, this 22 motion is submitted on the record without oral argument and his “[f]ailure to file an opposition 23 may result in the granting of the motion.” (Doc. 26, p. 2.) Despite this, more than thirty days 24 have lapsed since Defendant filed the motion to dismiss and Plaintiff has not filed an opposition 25 or response of any kind. 26 A court may dismiss an action with prejudice, based on a party’s failure to prosecute an 27 action and failure to comply with local rules. Henderson v. Duncan, 779 F.2d 1421, 1424 (9th 28 Cir. 1986). “District courts have inherent power to control their dockets,” and in exercising that 1 1 power, a court may impose sanctions, including dismissal of an action. Thompson v. Housing 2 Authority of Los Angeles, 782 F.2d 829, 831 (9th Cir. 1986). The Local Rules, corresponding 3 with Fed. R. Civ. P. 11, provide, “[f]ailure of counsel or of a party to comply with . . . any order 4 of the Court may be grounds for the imposition by the Court of any and all sanctions . . . within 5 the inherent power of the Court.” L.R. 110. 6 7 Accordingly, Plaintiff is ORDERED to show cause within 30 days of the date of service of this Order why this action should not be dismissed based on his failure to prosecute. 8 9 10 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: May 23, 2017 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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