Garcia v. Kakish et al

Filing 15

ORDER to PLAINTIFF to SHOW CAUSE Why Sanctions Should Not Be Imposed for Failure to Prosecute the Action and to Comply with the Court's Orders; ORDER CONTINUING the Scheduling Conference, signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 5/9/2017. Show Cause Response due by 5/19/2017. Initial Scheduling Conference CONTINUED to 7/6/2017 at 08:30 AM in Bakersfield, 510 19th Street 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 JUSTIN GARCIA, Plaintiff, 12 13 14 v. MUSHEER A. KAKISH, et al., Defendants. 15 16 17 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 1:17-cv-00374 LJO JLT ORDER TO PLAINTIFF TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SANCTIONS SHOULD NOT BE IMPOSED FOR FAILURE TO PROSECUTE THE ACTION AND TO COMPLY WITH THE COURT’S ORDERS; ORDER CONTINUING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE On March 14, 201, the plaintiff filed the instant action. (Doc. 1) On the same day, the Court 18 issued the summonses (Doc. 4) and its order setting the mandatory scheduling conference to occur on 19 May 15, 2016. (Doc. 5) 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. 5 at 1-2, emphasis added) Nevertheless, Plaintiff has not filed a proof of service of the 27 summons and complaint as to Musheer Kakish or Keith Church. Therefore, the Court ORDERS, 28 1. No later than May 19, 2017, the plaintiff SHALL show cause why sanctions should not 1 1 be imposed for the failure to serve and file proof of service on Musheer Kakish and Keith Church. 2 Alternatively, the plaintiff may file proof of service of on these defendants. 3 4 2. conference, currently set on May 15, 2017 is CONTINUED to July 6, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Plaintiff is reminded of the service obligations under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4.1 Failure to comply 5 6 Due the failure of the plaintiff to serve the summonses and complaint, the scheduling may result in the imposition of sanctions, including the dismissal of unserved defendants. 7 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. 9 Dated: May 9, 2017 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) requires the Court sua sponte to dismiss defendants who have not been served within 90 days of the filing of the complaint unless good cause is shown. 2

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