RP Golden State Management, LLC et al v. Boyle et al

Filing 3

ORDER to SHOW CAUSE Why the Action Should Not Be Dismissed, signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 11/17/2020 Show Cause Response due within 14 days. (Hall, S)

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Case 1:20-cv-01479-NONE-JLT Document 3 Filed 11/18/20 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 16 ) Case No.: 1:20-cv-1479 NONE JLT ) ) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THE ACTION ) SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED ) ) ) ) ) ) 17 Plaintiffs commenced this action by filing a complaint on October 13, 2020. As a general rule, 11 RP GOLDEN STATE MANAGEMENT, LLC; ASHA DESAI; and PAUL DESAI, 12 Plaintiffs, 13 v. 14 STEPHEN H. BOYLE, et al., 15 Defendants. 18 all parties instituting any civil action, suit or proceeding in a United States District Court must pay a 19 filing fee. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). However, the Court may authorize the commencement of an action 20 without the filing fee “by a person who submits an affidavit that includes a statement of all assets such 21 [person] possesses that the person is unable to pay such fees or give security therefore.” 28 U.S.C. § 22 1915(a)(1). Therefore, an action may proceed despite a failure to prepay the filing fee only if leave to 23 proceed in forma pauperis (“IFP”) is granted by the Court. See Rodriguez v. Cook, 169 F.3d 1176, 24 1177 (9th Cir. 1999). 25 Because Plaintiffs failed to pay the requisite filing fee, the matter cannot proceed before the 26 Court at this time. On October 21, 2020, the Court issued an order directing Plaintiffs to pay the filing 27 fee or file a motion to proceed IFP within twenty-one days of the date of service. (Doc. 2) Thus, 28 Plaintiffs were to respond to the order no later than November 16, 2018. (See id. at 2). In addition, 1 Case 1:20-cv-01479-NONE-JLT Document 3 Filed 11/18/20 Page 2 of 2 1 the order contained a notice to Plaintiffs that “[f]ailure to comply with this order may result in 2 dismissal of this action pursuant to Local Rule 110.” Id. at 2 (emphasis in original). Nevertheless, 3 Plaintiffs failed to comply with or otherwise respond to the Court’s order. 4 The Local Rules, corresponding with Fed. R. Civ. P. 11, provide: “Failure of counsel or of a 5 party to comply with . . . any order of the Court may be grounds for the imposition by the Court of any 6 and all sanctions . . . within the inherent power of the Court.” Local Rule 110. “District courts have 7 inherent power to control their dockets,” and in exercising that power, a court may impose sanctions 8 including dismissal of an action. Thompson v. Housing Authority of Los Angeles, 782 F.2d 829, 831 9 (9th Cir. 1986). A court may dismiss an action with prejudice, based on a party’s failure to prosecute 10 an action or failure to obey a court order, or failure to comply with local rules. See, e.g. Ferdik v. 11 Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1260-61 (9th Cir. 1992) (dismissal for failure to comply with an order); 12 Malone v. U.S. Postal Service, 833 F.2d 128, 130 (9th Cir. 1987) (dismissal for failure to comply with 13 a court order); Henderson v. Duncan, 779 F.2d 1421, 1424 (9th Cir. 1986) (dismissal for failure to 14 prosecute and to comply with local rules). 15 Accordingly, Plaintiffs are ORDERED to show cause within fourteen days why the action 16 should not be dismissed for failure to comply with the Court’s order, or in the alternative, to pay the 17 filing fee or file a motion to proceed in forma paurperis. 18 19 20 21 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: November 17, 2020 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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