Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation v. Saleh
ORDER OF DISMISSAL. Signed by Judge Hamilton on 4/30/2012. (pjhlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/30/2012)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
LIBYAN JAMAHIRIYA BROADCASTING
For the Northern District of California
United States District Court
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
No. C 10-3713 PJH
Before the court is the ex-parte status statement of plaintiff’s counsel advising the
court that he not only has been unable to contact defendant but is also unable to contact
his own client, which is owned by the Libyan government and subject to sanctions by the
U.S. Treasury Department. Counsel cannot appear on behalf of his client, yet he requests
a further stay or a dismissal without prejudice. This case has already been stayed for a
period of time and the court is not inclined to grant a further stay which would be indefinite
in nature. Even though the action is not being properly and diligently prosecuted, the court
elects not to dismiss the case for failure to prosecute, but to dismiss without prejudice given
the extraordinary circumstances presented due to the turmoil in Libya. Accordingly, the
matter is DISMISSED without prejudice to re-filing should the circumstances change and
should the relevant statute of limitations permit.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: April 30, 2012
PHYLLIS J. HAMILTON
United States District Judge
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