Sutton v. City and County of San Francisco et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE, Set/Reset Deadlines as to 87 MOTION for Summary Judgment. Show Cause Response due by 12/5/2012. Responses due by 12/5/2012.. Signed by Judge ARMSTRONG on 11/20/12. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/21/2012)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No: C 10-4563 SBA
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN
11 FRANCISCO, CHRISTOPHER M.
MORRIS, CRAIG L. LEONG, STEVEN D.
12 FERRAZ, and DOES 1-25, inclusive,
On October 1, 2012, Defendants City and County of San Francisco, Christopher M.
Morris, Craig L. Leong, and Steven D. Ferraz (collectively, "Defendants") filed a motion
for summary judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Dkt. 89.
Under Civil Local Rule 7-3(a), Plaintiff Spencer Sutton's ("Plaintiff") opposition was due
on October 18, 2012.1 To date, Plaintiff has not filed an opposition or statement of nonopposition to Defendants' motion as required by Civil Local Rule 7-3(b). Nor did Plaintiff
attend the mandatory settlement conference scheduled for November 7, 2012. See Dkt. 90.
An action may be dismissed under Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure for failure to prosecute or to comply with a Court Order. See Hells Canyon
Preservation Council v. U.S. Forest Serv., 403 F.3d 683, 689 (9th Cir. 2005) (recognizing
that a district court may dismiss an action pursuant to Rule 41(b) sua sponte for a plaintiff's
Under Civil Local Rule 7-3(a), any opposition to a motion must be filed and served
not more than 14 days after the motion was filed. Where, as here, the motion was served
by mail pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 5(b)(2)(C), the deadline is extended by 3 days. N.D. Cal.
28 Civ. L.R. 7-3(a).
failure to prosecute or comply with a court order); Ferdick v. Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258,
1260 (9th Cir. 1992) ("the district court may dismiss an action for failure to comply with
any order of the court").
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
Plaintiff shall show cause why the instant action should not be dismissed
under Rule 41(b) for failure to prosecute and failure to comply with a Court order. Within
fourteen (14) days from the date this order is filed, Plaintiff shall file a memorandum
explaining why this action should not be dismissed. The memorandum shall set forth the
reason Plaintiff failed to file a response to Defendants' motion for summary judgment, the
reason Plaintiff failed to attend the mandatory settlement conference, and any basis for
opposing summary judgment. Failure to fully comply with this Order will be deemed
sufficient grounds to dismiss the instant action without further notice.
Defendants shall notify the Court if Plaintiff fails to timely respond to this
IT IS SO ORDERED.
SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG
United States District Judge
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