BonWorth, Inc. v. Runway 7 Fashions, Inc.

Filing 75

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE: The Court did not receive a status report by March 24, 2021, and although successor counsel for Bonworth has not appeared, Runway 7 has not moved for a default judgment against it. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that Runwa y 7 shall show cause by April 12, 2021, why the above-captioned action should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute, pursuant to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Runway 7 may show cause by properly submitting a motion for defa ult judgment, pursuant to the Court's Individual Rules. Failure to submit a timely and proper motion for default judgment will result in dismissal of this case under Rule 41. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Paul A. Engelmayer on 4/1/2021) (ks)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK BONWORTH, INC., 17 Civ. 9712 (PAE) Plaintiff, -v- ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RUNWAY 7 FASHIONS, INC., Defendant. PAUL A. ENGELMAYER, District Judge: On February 19, 2021, defendant Runway 7 Fashions, Inc. notified the Court that plaintiff Bonworth, Inc.’s bankruptcy proceedings were likely to conclude by March 17, 2021, lifting the automatic stay in this matter. Dkt. 70. The Court directed the parties to file a joint status report regarding the bankruptcy proceedings and next steps here by March 24, 2021. Dkt. 71. On February 23, 2021, Bonworth’s counsel renewed their motion to withdraw from the case, which had been pending since the action was stayed in 2019. Dkt. 72. On February 24, 2021, the Court granted that application. Dkt. 73. Because Bonworth is a corporation, which cannot proceed pro se in federal court, see Lattanzio v. COMTA, 481 F.3d 137, 139 (2d Cir. 2007), the Court stated that, if successor counsel for Bonworth did not appear by March 10, 2021, it would entertain a motion for a default judgment from Runway 7, Dkt. 73 at 2. The Court did not receive a status report by March 24, 2021, and although successor counsel for Bonworth has not appeared, Runway 7 has not moved for a default judgment against it. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that Runway 7 shall show cause by April 12, 2021, why the above-captioned action should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute, pursuant to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Runway 7 may show cause by properly 1 submitting a motion for default judgment, pursuant to the Court’s Individual Rules. Failure to submit a timely and proper motion for default judgment will result in dismissal of this case under Rule 41. SO ORDERED. PaJA.� ____________________________ Paul A. Engelmayer United States District Judge Dated: April 1, 2021 New York, New York 2

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