Wells v. Maes et al

Filing 7

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE directing defendants to show cause within 21 days by Hon. James P. Donohue. **2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Thomas Wells, Prisoner ID: 379880)(RS)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 6 7 8 THOMAS JAMES WELLS III, Plaintiff, 9 10 CASE NO. C17-473-JCC-JPD ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE v. 11 V. MAES #5065 WASHINGTON STATE D.O.C. COMMUNITY CUSTODY 12 CORRECTIONS OFFICER OF DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, AND F. REYES #7428 13 WASHINGTON STATE D.O.C. COMMUNITY CUSTODY CORRECTIONS 14 OFFICER OF DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, Defendants. 15 16 17 Plaintiff, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis (“IFP”), submitted a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 18 civil rights complaint. Dkt. 4. On April 7, 2017, the Clerk of the Court arranged for service by 19 first class mail upon the two individual defendants named in plaintiff’s complaint. Dkt. 5 at 1-2.1 20 On May 4, 2017, counsel for defendants Washington State Community Corrections Officers V. 21 22 1 The Clerk sent a copy of the plaintiff’s complaint, a copy of the Court’s Service Order, 23 two copies of the notice of lawsuit and request for waiver of service of summons, a waiver of service of summons, and a return envelope (postage prepaid) addressed to the Clerk’s Office. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 1 1 Maes and F. Reyes entered a Notice of Appearance. Dkt. 6. Defendants did not, however, 2 submit waivers of service, or timely file an answer or a motion permitted under Rule 12 of the 3 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 4 Accordingly, the Court hereby ORDERS as follows: 5 (1) Defendants are directed to SHOW CAUSE within twenty-one (21) days of the date 6 of this Order why default should not be entered against them in this action for failure 7 to plead or otherwise defend. 8 9 10 (2) The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Order to the parties and to the Honorable John C. Coughenour. DATED this 31st day of May, 2017. A 11 12 JAMES P. DONOHUE Chief United States Magistrate Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 2

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