Vachani v. Yakovlev et al

Filing 43

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Order to Show Cause Hearing set for 3/2/2017 11:00 AM. As the attached order describes, the court has twice continued the case to allow counsel to file a default-judgment motion. Most recently, the court continued the cas e-management conference to March 2, 2017, and asked counsel to file the default-judgment motion no later than February 23, 2017, or declare why a further extension is needed. As of February 27, counsel had not filed the motion or an update. The court already has a status hearing set for Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. The court now orders the plaintiffs to show cause at that hearing why their case should not be dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute it. (Beeler, Laurel) (Filed on 2/27/2017)

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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 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 STEVEN VACHANI, et al., Case No. 15-cv-04296-LB Plaintiffs, 13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR FAILURE TO PROSECUTE v. 14 15 ARTHUR YAKOVLEV, et al., Re: ECF No. 42 Defendants. 16 17 This is a defamation suit.1 Plaintiffs Stephen Vachani and his company, Serendipity Ventures, 18 19 Inc., claim that the defendants maligned them in internet posts.2 They sue for libel and false-light 20 invasion of privacy.3 The defendants were properly served with a summons and the complaint but 21 have neither answered nor otherwise appeared.4 The clerk of court entered their default.5 The court 22 twice denied the plaintiffs' motion for default judgment, primarily on the ground that the plaintiffs 23 24 1 Complaint-ECF No. 1 at 2. 2 Id. 3 Id. at 7-10. 27 4 See generally Docket. 28 5 ECF No. 19. 25 26 ORDER — No. 15-cv-04296-LB 

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