Machuca v. County of Kern, et al.

Filing 5

ORDER to PLAINTIFF to SHOW CAUSE Why the Matter Should Not Be Dismissed for His Failure to Prosecute this Action and to Comply With the Court Orders, signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 12/29/2016. Show Cause Response due by 1/6/2017. Initial Scheduling Conference CONTINUED to 3/6/2017 at 09:30 AM in Bakersfield at 510 19th Street (JLT) before Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston. (Hall, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 JORGE MACHUCA, Plaintiff, 12 13 14 v. COUNTY OF KERN, et al., Defendants. 15 16 17 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 1:16-cv-01497 DAD JLT ORDER TO PLAINTIFF TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THE MATTER SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED FOR HIS FAILURE TO PROSECUTION THIS ACTION AND TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDERS On October 5, 2016, Plaintiff filed the instant action. (Doc. 1) The next day, the Court issued 18 the summonses (Doc. 3) and its order setting the mandatory scheduling conference to occur on June 19 16, 2015. (Doc. 4) In its order setting the mandatory scheduling conference, the Court advised 20 counsel: 21 22 23 24 The Court is unable to conduct a scheduling conference until defendants have been served with the summons and complaint. Accordingly, plaintiff(s) shall diligently pursue service of summons and complaint and dismiss those defendants against whom plaintiff(s) will not pursue claims. Plaintiff(s) shall promptly file proofs of service of the summons and complaint so the Court has a record of service. Counsel are referred to F.R.Civ.P., Rule 4 regarding the requirement of timely service of the complaint. Failure to timely serve summons and complaint may result in the imposition of sanctions, including the dismissal of unserved defendants. 25 26 (Doc. 3 at 1-2, emphasis added) Nevertheless, Plaintiff has not filed a proof of service of the 27 summons and complaint and no defendant has appeared in the action. Moreover, Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) 28 requires the plaintiff to serve all defendants within 90 days upon pain of dismissal sua sponte. 1 1 Therefore, the Court ORDERS, 2 1. No later than January 6, 2017, the plaintiff SHALL show cause in writing why this 3 matter should not be dismissed for his failure to prosecute this action and to comply with the Court’s 4 orders; 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. In accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m), the Plaintiff SHALL serve the summons and complaint on the defendants and immediately file proof of service; 3. The scheduling conference, currently set on January 9, 2017, is continued to March 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. the United States Courthouse at 510 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA. Failure to comply may result in the imposition of sanctions, including the dismissal of unserved defendants. 11 12 13 14 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 29, 2016 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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