Alameda County Electrical Industry Service Corporation et al v. Stuward

Filing 27

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Re: Failure to Prosecute. SHOW CAUSE RESPONSE DUE BY THURSDAY DECEMBER 19, 2013 AT 5:00 P.M. Order to Show Cause Hearing set for 1/9/2014 11:00 AM. Signed by Judge Laurel Beeler on 12/18/2013. (lblc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/18/2013)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 Northern District of California 10 San Francisco Division 12 For the Northern District of California UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 ALAMEDA COUNTY ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY SERVICE CORPORATION, et al., 13 No. C 11-05676 LB ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Plaintiffs, v. 14 RONALD WALTER STUWARD, 15 16 17 Defendant. _____________________________________/ Plaintiffs filed this action against Defendant Ronald Walter Stuward, doing business as Digital 18 Electric Enterprises, on November 23, 2011. See Complaint, ECF No. 1.1 After Plaintiffs 19 repeatedly trying to serve Stuward without success, the court granted Plaintiffs’ motion for 20 permission to serve Stuward by publication. See ECF Nos. 7-11, 14-15, 19-20. Plaintiffs filed 21 certificates of service on April 24 and May 6, 2013. ECF Nos. 22-23. On August 26, 2013, 22 Plaintiffs moved for entry of default. ECF No. 24. The Clerk entered default on August 29, 2013. 23 ECF No. 25. Then on September 3, 2013, Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claims against the 24 unnamed Doe defendants. ECF No. 26. The case has since come to a standstill. 25 Accordingly, the court ORDERS Plaintiffs to show cause why this action should not be 26 27 28 1 Citations are to the Electronic Case File (“ECF”) with pin cites to the electronically generated page numbers at the top of the document. C 11-05676 LB ORDER 1 dismissed for failure to prosecute. Plaintiffs must file a written response no later than Thursday 2 December 19, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. The court sets a show cause hearing for Thursday, January 9, 3 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom C, 15th Floor, United States District Court, 450 Golden Gate 4 Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94102. 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 Dated: December 18, 2013 _______________________________ LAUREL BEELER United States Magistrate Judge 7 8 9 10 12 For the Northern District of California UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 C 11-05676 LB ORDER 2

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