Johnson v. McCulley et al

Filing 42

ORDER signed by Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on 9/19/2013 DENYING 41 Request for Extension of Time. Plaintiff is ORDERED to SHOW CAUSE, within 7 days of the entry of this order, why this matter should not be dismissed with prejudice for his failure to comply with Local Rule 160, see rule 110, and for failure to prosecute. Plaintiff is DIRECTED to serve a copy of this order on defendants PROMPTLY and file a proof of service with the court. (Donati, J)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 SCOTT N. JOHNSON, 12 13 Civ. No. S-11-2215 KJM EFB Plaintiff, v. ORDER 14 KRITAEN McCULLEY, et al., 15 Defendants. 16 17 On June 27, 2013, the parties notified the court that this case had settled and that 18 dispositional documents would be filed within thirty days. ECF No. 37. On July 1, 2013, the 19 magistrate judge issued an order vacating the remaining dates in this case and directing the parties 20 to file dispositional documents no later than thirty days from the date of the order. ECF No. 38. 21 The magistrate judge cautioned that failure to comply with the order may be grounds for the 22 imposition of sanctions. Id. 23 On August 1, 2013, plaintiff filed a request for an additional thirty days, saying 24 only that “Plaintiff and Defendants are in the process of finalizing a settlement agreement and 25 require longer than the thirty day grace period.” ECF No. 39 at 1. The court granted the request 26 on August 2, 2013. 27 28 On September 6, 2013, plaintiff filed an untimely request for additional time, saying that “Plaintiff has provided Defendants with a settlement agreement; however, Defendants 1 1 require additional time to review the terms of the agreement.” ECF No. 41 at 1. Plaintiff did not 2 file a proof of service on the defendants, who are appearing in pro per, and there is nothing on the 3 docket suggesting that they have received notice of this request or of the previous requests. 4 Under Local Rule 160(b), the court may extend the period for filing dispositional 5 documents “on good cause shown.” It appears from the latest request that plaintiff has only 6 recently sent a settlement agreement to defendants, yet he fails to explain why he did not act 7 within the previous sixty days. 8 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that: 9 1. The request for an extension of time in which to file dispositional documents is 10 denied; 11 2. Plaintiff is hereby ordered to show cause, within seven (7) days of the entry of 12 this order, why this matter should not be dismissed with prejudice for his failure to comply with 13 Local Rule 160, see Local Rule 110, and for failure to prosecute; and 14 3. Plaintiff is directed to serve a copy of this order on defendants promptly and 15 file a proof of service. 16 DATED: September 19, 2013. 17 18 19 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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