Unruh v. James D. Vandever Trucking, Inc. et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by Magistrate Judge Stephan M. Vidmar. Plaintiff's Show-Cause Response is due by August 29, 2017. (am)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
No. 17-cv-0422 JCH/SMV
JAMES D. VANDEVER TRUCKING, INC.
and EARL ROGER GARRETT,
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
THIS MATTER is before the Court sua sponte. The parties have reached a settlement
agreement. See [Doc. 14]. The Honorable Judith C. Herrera, United States District Judge, who
is presiding in this case, determined that the settlement should be reviewed by a guardian
ad litem (“GAL”) and be subject to approval by the Court. [Doc. 20]. To that end, she ordered
the parties to file a motion to appoint a GAL no later than July 14, 2017, and to approve their
settlement no later than August 21, 2017. Id. at 1. She also referred the matter me for findings.
Id. The parties did not comply with the deadline to move to appoint the GAL. Only after a
courtesy telephone call from chambers staff was the motion was eventually filed, eleven days
late. [Doc. 22]. The deadline to file the motion to approve the settlement passed yesterday. The
motion has not been filed, and no extension has been requested.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff show cause no later than August 29,
2017, why she should not be sanctioned—including possible dismissal with prejudice of this
action—for failure to comply with the Court’s deadlines. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
STEPHAN M. VIDMAR
United States Magistrate Judge
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