Hrdlicka v. AIG

Filing 23

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Order to Show Cause Hearing set for 7/9/2010 01:30 PM. Show Cause Response due by 6/10/2010. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 05/03/2010.(rslc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/3/2010)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 *E-Filed 05/03/2010* IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION RAY HRDLICKA, Plaintiff, v. AIG, a Delaware Corporation; and GRANITE STATE INSURANCE COMPANY, a Pennsylvania Corporation, Defendants. ____________________________________/ This case is before the Court on a motion to dismiss filed by defendants AIG and Granite State Insurance Company. The hearing on defendants' motion is currently set for May 6, 2010. Plaintiff Ray Hrdlicka has not opposed the motion. This failure suggests a lack of interest in prosecuting this case. Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b), the court may dismiss an action for failure to prosecute. In determining whether a plaintiff's failure to prosecute warrants dismissal of the case, the court must weigh the following factors: (1) the public's interest in expeditious resolution of litigation; (2) the court's need to manage its docket; (3) the risk of prejudice to the defendants; (4) the public policy favoring No. C 09-04055 RS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 NO. C 09-04055 RS ORDER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 disposition of cases on their merits; and (5) the availability of less drastic sanctions. Henderson v. Duncan, 779 F.2d 1421, 1423 (9th Cir. 1986). Generally speaking, however, the district court must first warn the plaintiff that the case is in danger of being dismissed for failure to prosecute and give the plaintiff an opportunity to respond. See, e.g., Palma v. Dent, No. C 06-6151 PJH, 2007 WL 2023517 at *3 (N.D. Cal. July 12, 2007). Accordingly, Hrdlicka is hereby ordered to show cause in writing why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute under Rule 41(b). His show cause response should be filed in this Court no later than June 10, 2010. Should defendants wish to file a response, they should do so no later than June 24, 2010. The parties are directed to appear for a show cause hearing on July 9, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California. The motion hearing set for May 6, 2010, is hereby vacated. United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 05/03/2010 RICHARD SEEBORG UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2 NO. C 09-04055 RS ORDER

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