UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 6, 2009
MORENO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Stephen G. Larson, United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES -- GENERAL
Jim Holmes None Present
PROCEEDINGS: (IN CHAMBERS)
CASE MANAGEMENT NOTICE SETTING DEADLINE FOR RESPONSE TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
The action herein was filed on July 9, 2008 . Since that date, based upon the review of the docket in this action, the Court is unaware of any action having been undertaken in this matter. Moreover, no answer has been filed or other responsive pleading, and the plaintiff has not filed its written proof of service(s) in this matter.
The Court, on its own motion, hereby ORDERS plaintiff(s) to show cause in writing no later than January 13, 2009, why this action should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution as toall
Absent a showing of good cause, an action shall be dismissed if the summons and complaint have not been served upon all defendants within 120 days after the filing of the complaint. Fed.R.Civ.P.4(m). The Court may dismiss the action prior to the expiration of such time, however, if plaintiff(s) has/have not diligently prosecuted the action.
It is plaintiff's responsibility to respond promptly to all orders and to prosecute the action diligently, including filing proofs of service. All stipulations affecting the progress of the case must be approved by the Court. Local Rule 7-1 and L.R. 52-9.
No oral argument of this matter will be heard unless ordered by the Court. The Order will stand submitted upon the filing of a responsive pleading or motion on or before the date upon which a response by plaintiff(s) is due.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Judge Larson's E-Filing Memorandum Attachment
Counsel shall e-file all civil and criminal filings for Judge Larson pursuant to General Order 08-02, filed on superseding General Order No. 07-08). Although the procedure is set forth in great detail in General
Order 08-02, generally, the procedure consists of the following three steps:
Step 1: All non-signature items shall be e-filed in .pdf format.
Step 2: In addition to being e-filed, all proposed signature items shall be e-mailed to the chambers electronic mailbox in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format. WordPerfect format is preferred. The chambers e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: A paper copy of all e-filed documents shall be delivered to chambers no later than noon the day after e-filing. All copies delivered to chambers shall have the Notice of E-filing attached thereto. For ease of use, declarations, notices, appendices, and similar documents that have multiple exhibits attached thereto shall separate the exhibits with numbered or letteredtabs.
UNDER SEAL FILINGS
Documents to be filed under seal may not be e-filed and are subject to different procedures. To file documents under seal, the following steps must be taken:
Step 1: Manually file an ex parte application to file the documents under seal and concurrently lodge an original and one copy of the documents to be filed under seal.
Step 2: E-file a Notice of Manual Filing.
Step 3: E-mail a .pdf copy of that ex parte application to the chambers e-mail address together with a WordPerfect or Microsoft Word version of the proposed order for the Court's consideration. WordPerfect format is preferred.
DO NOT OMIT ANY OF THE ABOVE STEPS.
For any additional questions, please refer to the General Order or call the Helpline at 213-894-0242.
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