Walker v. Target Corporation

Filing 16

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Order to Show Cause Hearing set for 11/10/2011 10:00 AM. Show Cause Response due by 11/1/2011.. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 10/24/2011. (cdnS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/24/2011)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 Northern District of California 3 4 TENNIEL WALKER, 5 No. CV11-02368 MEJ Plaintiff, v. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE 6 TARGET CORPORATION, 7 8 9 Defendant. _____________________________________/ On October 12, 2011, Defendant Target Corporation submitted a letter regarding Plaintiff response, the Court ordered the parties to meet and confer in compliance with the undersigned’s 12 For the Northern District of California Tenniel Walker’s failure to comply with discovery obligations in this case. Dkt. No. 13. In 11 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 Discovery Standing Order. Dkt. No. 14. The Court ordered Plaintiff’s counsel, Lawrence Allan 13 Moy, to contact Defendant’s counsel by October 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and provide at least three (3) 14 dates and times at which he is able to meet during normal business hours (9 a.m. through 5 p.m.) 15 before November 2, 2011. Id. The Court warned that failure to comply with the Order, as well as 16 Plaintiff’s failure to comply with discovery obligations in general, may result in the impositions of 17 sanctions. Id. 18 The Court is now in receipt of a second letter from Defendant’s counsel, in which she states 19 that Plaintiff’s counsel failed to contact her, and that Plaintiff has yet to provide initial disclosures 20 and responses to Defendant’s written discovery requests. Dkt. No. 15. Plaintiff’s failure to comply 21 with discovery obligations and court orders is unacceptable. Accordingly, the Court ORDERS 22 Plaintiff to show cause why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute and failure to 23 comply with court orders. Plaintiff shall file a declaration by November 1, 2011, and the Court shall 24 conduct a hearing on November 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom B, 15th Floor, 450 Golden 25 Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California. 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 24, 2011 _______________________________ Maria-Elena James Chief United States Magistrate Judge

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