Johnson v. Beard

Filing 176

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 11/18/2021 DENYING 174 Request for Entry of Default and GRANTING Plaintiff one final 30 day period in which to file an opposition, if any, to the defendant Mahmoud's motion to dismiss. (Henshaw, R)

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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 PAUL DAVID JOHNSON, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 15 v. No. 2:15-cv-1313 TLN KJN P ORDER E. NAKU, M.D., et al., Defendants. 16 17 On June 4, 2021, defendant Mahmoud filed a motion to dismiss pursuant to Federal Rule 18 of Civil Procedure 12. Plaintiff did not oppose the motion. On July 26, 2021, plaintiff was 19 advised of the following: 20 Local Rule 230(l) provides in part: “Failure of the responding party to file written 21 opposition or to file a statement of no opposition may be deemed a waiver of any opposition to 22 the granting of the motion . . . .” Id. Local Rule 110 provides that failure to comply with the 23 Local Rules “may be grounds for imposition of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or 24 Rule or within the inherent power of the Court.” Id. 25 26 27 28 Finally, Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides: Involuntary Dismissal; Effect. If the plaintiff fails to prosecute or to comply with these rules or a court order, a defendant may move to dismiss the action or any claim against it. Unless the dismissal order states otherwise, a dismissal under this subdivision (b) and any dismissal not under this rule--except one for lack of jurisdiction, 1 1 improper venue, or failure to join a party under Rule 19--operates as an adjudication on the merits. 2 3 Id. Plaintiff was ordered to file an opposition to the motion to dismiss within thirty days. (ECF 4 No. 156 at 3.) 5 Despite defendant Mahmoud’s motion, and the court’s order granting plaintiff additional 6 time to file an opposition, plaintiff has not filed an opposition. Rather, on November 10, 20201, 7 plaintiff filed a request for entry of default. However, such request for default is not well-taken 8 given defendant Mahmoud’s motion to dismiss, which is authorized under Federal Rule of Civil 9 Procedure 12. Plaintiff’s motion for default is denied. In an abundance of caution, plaintiff is 10 granted one final opportunity to file an opposition to the motion. 11 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 12 1. Plaintiff’s request for entry of default (ECF No. 174) is denied; and 13 2. Plaintiff is granted one final thirty-day period in which to file an opposition, if any, to 14 the defendant Mahmoud’s motion to dismiss. Failure to file an opposition within thirty days from 15 the date of this order will be deemed as consent to have the: (a) motion granted; and (b) to have 16 defendant Mahmoud dismissed from this action based on plaintiff’s failure to comply with these 17 rules and court orders. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). 18 Dated: November 18, 2021 19 20 21 /john1313.def.nop2 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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