Cohens v. United States Federal Bureau of Investigation
ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Judge James Donato on 9/19/2017. (jdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/19/2017)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
EDWIN J. COHENS,
ORDER DISMISSING CASE FOR
FAILURE TO PROSECUTE
UNITED STATES FEDERAL BUREAU
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Re: Dkt. No. 19
On March 31, 2017, the Court dismissed Cohen’s complaint entitled “FOIA Request
Under Freedom of Information Act” and consisting in substance of an initial request for
information such as “what is the name of the  device you use for sleep deprivation of the
plaintiff?” and what information did “people used as snitches/informants against him” provide?
Dkt. No. 18. Cohens was given until April 14, 2017 to file an amended complaint, but he has not
done so. On September 5, 2017 the Court ordered Cohens to show cause why this case should not
be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Dkt. No. 19. Cohens did not respond to the order.
Consequently, the case is dismissed with prejudice for failure to prosecute. The Court has
considered the five factors in Malone v. United States Postal Service, 833 F.2d 128, 130 (9th Cir.
1987). While our policy favors the disposition of cases on their merits, Cohens has shown no
interest in pursuing his claims and has disregarded the Court’s warning that the action would be
dismissed if he failed to respond. The Clerk is directed to close the file.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: September 19, 2017
United States District Judge
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