(PC) Grubbs v. Sacramento County Jail et al

Filing 20

ORDER to SHOW CAUSE signed by Magistrate Judge Jeremy D. Peterson on 2/17/2021 ORDERING Plaintiff to show cause within 21 days why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute and failure to comply with court orders and ORDERING should Plaintiff wish to continue with this lawsuit, he shall filed, within 21 days, a third amended complaint. (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 GARY RANDALL GRUBBS, 12 13 14 15 Plaintiff, v. Case No. 2:20-cv-01149-JDP (PC) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THIS CASE SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED FOR FAILURE TO PROSECUTE AND FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM SACRAMENTO COUNTY JAIL, et al., Defendants. RESPONSE DUE WITHIN TWENTY-ONE DAYS 16 17 On November 18, 2020, the court screened plaintiff’s second amended complaint and 18 notified plaintiff that it failed to state a claim. ECF No. 19. Plaintiff was granted sixty days to 19 file an amended complaint. Id. To date, plaintiff has not filed an amended complaint. 20 To manage its docket effectively, the court imposes deadlines on litigants and requires 21 litigants to meet those deadlines. The court may dismiss a case for plaintiff’s failure to prosecute 22 or failure to comply with its orders or local rules. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); Hells Canyon Pres. 23 Council v. U.S. Forest Serv., 403 F.3d 683, 689 (9th Cir. 2005); Carey v. King, 856 F.2d 1439, 24 1440-41 (9th Cir. 1988). Involuntary dismissal is a harsh penalty, but a district court has a duty to 25 administer justice expeditiously and avoid needless burden for the parties. See Pagtalunan v. 26 Galaza, 291 F.3d 639, 642 (9th Cir. 2002); Fed. R. Civ. P. 1. 27 28 1 1 Plaintiff will be given a chance to explain why the court should not dismiss the case for 2 his failure to file an amended complaint. Plaintiff’s failure to respond to this order will constitute 3 a failure to comply with a court order and will result in a recommendation that this action be 4 dismissed. Accordingly, plaintiff is ordered to show cause within twenty-one days why this case 5 should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute and failure to comply with court orders. Should 6 plaintiff wish to continue with this lawsuit, he shall file, within twenty-one days, a third amended 7 complaint. 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 Dated: 11 12 February 17, 2021 JEREMY D. PETERSON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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