(PS)Ferrantino v. Sacramento County Office of Education
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 10/7/2019 DIRECTING plaintiff to 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 on 13 Motion t o Dismiss is CONTINUED to 11/15/2019, at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 27 (DB), before Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes. On or before 11/1/2019, plaintiff shall file an opposition or statement of non-opposition to defendant's motion. The 20 request to withdraw the previously filed motions for default judgment is GRANTED and the 14 and 15 motions for default judgment are DEEMED WITHDRAWN. (York, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. 2:18-cv-3063 JAM DB PS
SACRAMENTO COUNTY OFFICE OF
Plaintiff Anthony Ferrantino is proceeding in this action pro se. This matter was,
therefore, referred to the undersigned in accordance with Local Rule 302(c)(21) and 28 U.S.C. §
636(b)(1). On August 30, 2019, and September 6, 2019, plaintiff filed motions for default
judgment. (ECF Nos. 14 & 15.) However, on October 4, 2019, plaintiff filed a documenting
styled “WITHDRAW MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT.” (ECF No. 20.) The previously
filed motions for default judgment will, therefore, be deemed withdraw.
Moreover, noticed for hearing before the undersigned on October 11, 2019, is defendant’s
motion to dismiss. (ECF No. 13.) Pursuant to Local Rule 230(c) plaintiff was to file an
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 prosecution;
2. The October 11, 2019 hearing of defendant’s motion to dismiss (ECF No. 13) is
continued to Friday, November 15, 2019, 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 November 1, 2019, plaintiff shall file an opposition or statement of nonopposition to defendant’s motion 1;
4. Plaintiff’s October 4, 2019 request to withdraw the previously filed motions for default
judgment (ECF No. 20) is graned;
5. The August 30, 2019, and September 6, 2019 motions for default judgment (ECF Nos.
14 & 15) are deemed withdrawn; and
6. Plaintiff is cautioned that the failure to timely comply with this order may result in the
recommendation that this case be dismissed.
DATED: October 7, 2019
/s/ DEBORAH BARNES
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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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