Jacobsen v. Maldinado
ORDER DIRECTING Plaintiff to Provide Written Notice Identifying Doe Defendants for Service of Process or SHOW CAUSE Why Doe Defendants should not be Dismissed for Failure to Prosecute; Thirty (30) Day Deadline signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 9/20/2017. (Sant Agata, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 1:17-cv-00101-BAM (PC)
ORDER DIRECTING PLAINTIFF TO
PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE
IDENTIFYING DOE DEFENDANTS FOR
SERVICE OF PROCESS OR SHOW CAUSE
WHY DOE DEFENDANTS SHOULD NOT
BE DISMISSED FOR FAILURE TO
(ECF No. 8)
THIRTY (30) DAY DEADLINE
Plaintiff Michael Jacobsen (“Plaintiff”) is a pretrial detainee proceeding pro se and in
forma pauperis in this civil rights action. On June 8, 2017, the Court issued a screening order
finding that Plaintiff had stated a cognizable claim against Defendants Maldinado, Doe #1, Doe
#2, and Doe #3 and directing Plaintiff to provide the Court with written notice identifying Doe
Defendants with enough information to locate defendants for service of process. (ECF No. 8.)
The Court expressly warned Plaintiff that failure to comply with the Court’s order would result in
dismissal of this action. (Id. at 5.) Plaintiff’s written notice identifying Doe Defendants was due
on or before September 11, 2017.
On July 10, 2017, Plaintiff filed a notice of change of address and a request for status of
case. (ECF No. 9.) The Court issued an order granting the request, reminding Plaintiff of his
pending deadlines in this action. (ECF No. 10.) This order was sent to Plaintiff’s updated
address, but was returned as undeliverable, return to sender, unable to forward. On July 24, 2017,
pursuant to a change of address filed by Plaintiff in Jacobsen v. People of the State of California,
Case No. 1:14-cv-00108-JLT (PC), the Court issued an order directing the Clerk of the Court to
re-serve the order granting Plaintiff’s request for status of case to his new address. (ECF No. 12.)
On August 24, 2017, Plaintiff’s address was updated, again pursuant to a notice of change
of address filed in Case No. 1:14-cv-00108-JLT (PC). (ECF No. 14.) In this filing, Plaintiff
asserts that although he has updated his address three times with the Court over the past two and a
half months, he has not received any of the Court’s orders in any of his three pending cases in this
As of the date of this order, Plaintiff has not submitted written notice identifying Doe
Defendants for service of process or otherwise responded to the Court’s June 8, 2017 order.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows:
1. Within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this order, Plaintiff shall provide the
Court with written notice identifying Doe Defendants with enough information to locate
the defendants for service of process, or shall show cause in writing why Doe Defendants
should not be dismissed from this action for failure to prosecute; and
2. Plaintiff’s failure to comply with this order will result in dismissal of Doe Defendants
from this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
September 20, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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