Pringle v. Walmart Distribution Center
ORDER to SHOW CAUSE Why Sanctions Should Not Be Imposed for Plaintiff's Failure to Appear and Failure to Obey a Court Order signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 10/15/2020. Show Cause Response due within twenty-one (21) days. (Jessen, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 1:19-cv-00468-BAM
WALMART DISTRIBUTION CENTER,
(Doc. No. 38)
TWENTY-ONE (21) DAY DEADLINE
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY
SANCTIONS SHOULD NOT BE IMPOSED
FOR PLAINTIFF’S FAILURE TO APPEAR
AND FAILURE TO OBEY A COURT
On September 4, 2020, the Court granted the motion of Woosik Isaac Maing to withdraw
as counsel of record for Plaintiff Al Pringle (“Plaintiff”), and substituted Plaintiff in propria
persona. (Doc. No. 37.) By separate order, the Court set a telephonic status conference for
October 15, 2020, to address whether Plaintiff had secured new counsel or intended to represent
himself in propria persona. (Doc. No. 38.) A copy of the Court’s order setting the conference
was served on Plaintiff at his last known address.
On October 15, 2020, Plaintiff failed to appear at the telephonic status conference.
Pursuant to Local Rule 110, “[f]ailure of counsel or of a party to comply with . . . any
order of the Court may be grounds for the imposition by the Court of any and all sanctions . . .
within the inherent power of the Court.” L.R. 110. The Court has the inherent power to control its
docket and may, in the exercise of that power, impose sanctions where appropriate, including
dismissal of the action. Bautista v. Los Angeles County, 216 F.3d 837, 841 (9th Cir. 2000).
Accordingly, Plaintiff Al Pringle is hereby ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE in writing
within twenty-one (21) days of the date of service of this order why sanctions should not be
imposed against him for his failure to obey a court order and failure to appear at the October 15,
2020 telephonic status conference. In any response to this Order, Plaintiff shall explain how he
intends to proceed in this case.
Failure to respond to this order will result in the imposition of sanctions, including
dismissal of this action for failure to comply with court orders.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 15, 2020
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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