Plumb v. Peterson et al

Filing 21

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by Judge Robert J. Bryan. Show Cause Response due by 4/13/2018. Paper copies sent to Plaintiff at Graham address via regular U.S. mail and certified mail. (TC)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 7 8 9 ROSS PLUMB, 10 Plaintiff, v. 11 12 CASE NO. 2:17-cv-00419-RJB ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE M. PETERSON, et al., Defendants. 13 14 THIS MATTER comes before the Court on Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to 15 Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b) and 16(f). Dkt. 18. Plaintiff has not the responded to the motion. The Court 16 has considered the motion and the remainder of the file herein. 17 On July 13, 2017, counsel to Plaintiff filed an Unopposed Motion to Withdraw as 18 Attorney. Dkt. 16. On August 16, 2017, the Court granted a motion to withdraw by Plaintiff’s 19 counsel. Dkt. 17. The Court ordered “Plaintiff Ross Plumb or the new counsel he retains . . . [to] 20 enter their appearance . . . by September 6, 2017.” Id. at 2. Despite an April 6, 2018 deadline for 21 a proposed pretrial order, Defendants represent, Plaintiff has made no effort to deliver a pretrial 22 statement to Defendants, which was due by March 20, 2018. See W.D.Wash. Local Court Rule 23 16(h). 24 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 1 1 W.D.Wash. Local Court Rule 41(1) provides: 2 4 Any case that has been pending in this court for more than nine months without any proceeding of record having been taken may be dismissed by the court on its own motion for lack of prosecution. The plaintiff in any such action will be given an opportunity to show cause in writing, or at the court's election in open court, why the case should not be dismissed. . . 5 April 13, 2018 will mark nine months since Plaintiff or his representative last filed 3 6 pleadings in this case. Plaintiff’s Response to Defendants’ motion was due Monday, April 9, 7 2018. W.D.Wash. Local Court Rule 7(d). Plaintiff did not respond to Defendants’ motion or to 8 the Order requiring the filing of a proposed pretrial order. A Pretrial Conference is also set for 9 April 13, 2018 at 8:30am. Dkt. 14. 10 In accordance with W.D.Wash. Local Court Rule 41(1), Plaintiff should be given a 11 limited opportunity, until Friday, April 13, 2018, at 8:30am to show cause why this case should 12 not be dismissed for lack of prosecution. The failure to respond to this Order will result in 13 dismissal. *** 14 15 It is HEREBY ORDERED: 16 By Friday, April 13, 2018, at 8:30am, Plaintiff shall show cause why this case should 17 not be dismissed for lack of prosecution. 18 The Clerk shall expedite mailing of this Order to Plaintiff. 19 The Clerk is directed to send uncertified copies of this Order to all counsel of record and 20 21 to any party appearing pro se at said party’s last known address. Dated this 10th day of April, 2018. A 22 23 ROBERT J. BRYAN United States District Judge 24 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 2

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