Croyder v. Hetley et al
SECOND NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Show Cause Hearing set for 10/23/2017 at 09:00 AM in KC Courtroom 223 (JPO) before Magistrate Judge James P. O'Hara. Signed by Magistrate Judge James P. O'Hara on 9/25/2017. Mailed to pro se party by certified mail. (amh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
BLITT & GAINES, P.C. and
Case No. 16-2761-JAR
SECOND NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO THE PLAINTIFF, Stephanie Croyder:
The undersigned U.S. Magistrate Judge, James P. O’Hara, issues this notice to warn
plaintiff that her case will likely be dismissed if she does not take action in it very soon.
Plaintiff filed her complaint on November 10, 2016. On January 23, 2017, plaintiff
requested leave to file a first amended complaint, which the presiding U.S. District Judge,
Julie A. Robinson, granted on July 11, 2017.1 Judge Robinson set a deadline of July 28,
2017, for plaintiff to file the first amended complaint.2 After plaintiff failed to file the first
amended complaint, the undersigned U.S. Magistrate Judge, James P. O’Hara, issued an
See ECF No. 25 at 9 (referencing Exhibit 1 to ECF No. 23).
Id. Even though the first amended complaint was attached as an exhibit to plaintiff’s
response to a motion to dismiss, ECF No. 23-1, Judge Robinson directed plaintiff to file it
as a stand-alone document.
order directing plaintiff to show cause by September 21, 2017, why the case should not be
dismissed, with prejudice, for lack of prosecution under Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). Plaintiff did
not file a response to the show-cause order. In addition, plaintiff did not appear at the
scheduling conference held on September 25, 2017. In short, plaintiff has taken no action
in this case since January 2017—eight months ago.
Therefore, the court orders plaintiff to appear for a show cause hearing on October
23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the U.S. Courthouse, Courtroom 223, Kansas City, Kansas. By that
same date, plaintiff is ordered to file her amended complaint. Plaintiff should be aware that
this is the last warning the undersigned will issue. Should plaintiff fail to file her amended
complaint or appear at the show cause hearing, the undersigned will recommend dismissal
of the case, with prejudice, for lack of prosecution under Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b).
The clerk is directed to mail a copy of this notice and order to plaintiff via certified
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated September 25, 2017, at Kansas City, Kansas.
s/ James P. O’Hara
James P. O’Hara
U. S. Magistrate Judge
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?