Smith v. Giovannini et al
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 11/9/17, ORDERING that Plaintiff SHOW CAUSE in writing within 14 days of the date of this order as to why this case should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution. The hearing of Defendant's 44 Motion for Summary Judgment is CONTINUED to 12/22/2017 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DB) before Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes. On or before 12/8/2017, plaintiff shall file a statement of opposition or non-opposition to defendant's motion for summary judgment. (Kastilahn, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
WAYNE D. SMITH,
No. 2:15-cv-1410 DB PS
OFFICER JOHN GIOVANNINI, et al.,
The parties have consented to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction over this action pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 636(c)(1). (ECF No. 27.) On October 17, 2017, defendant John Giovannini filed a
motion for summary judgment. (ECF No. 44.) The motion is noticed for hearing before the
undersigned November 17, 2017. Pursuant to Local Rule 230(c) plaintiff was to file opposition
or a statement of non-opposition to defendant’s motion “not less than fourteen (14) days
preceding the noticed . . . hearing date.” Plaintiff, however, has failed to file a timely opposition
or statement of non-opposition.
The failure of a party to comply with the Local Rules or any order of the court “may be
grounds for imposition by the Court of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or
within the inherent power of the Court.” Local Rule 110. Any individual representing himself or
herself without an attorney is bound by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Local Rules, and
all applicable law. Local Rule 183(a). Failure to comply with applicable rules and law may be
grounds for dismissal or any other sanction appropriate under the Local Rules. Id.
In light of plaintiff’s pro se status, and in the interests of justice, the court will provide
plaintiff with an opportunity to show good cause for plaintiff’s conduct along with a final
opportunity to oppose defendant’s motion.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff show cause in writing within fourteen days of the date of this order as to why
this case should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution1;
2. The November 17, 2017 hearing of defendant’s motion for summary judgment (ECF
No. 44) is continued to Friday, December 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at the United States District
Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California, in Courtroom No. 27, before the undersigned;
3. On or before December 8, 2017, plaintiff shall file a statement of opposition or nonopposition to defendant’s motion for summary judgment; and
4. Plaintiff is cautioned that the failure to timely comply with this order may result in this
case being dismissed.
Dated: November 9, 2017
Alternatively, if plaintiff no longer wishes to pursue this civil action, plaintiff may comply with
this order by filing a request for voluntary dismissal pursuant to Rule 41(a) of the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure.
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