UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 5, 2009
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Present: The Honorable Percy Anderson, United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Paul Songco Not Reported N/A
Deputy Clerk Court Reporter Tape No.
Proceedings: IN CHAMBERS - ORDER
Generally, defendant must answer the complaint within 20 days after service (60 days if the defendant is the United States). Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(a)(1).
In the present case, it appears that this time period has not been met. Accordingly, the court, on its own motion, orders plaintiff to show cause in writing on or before November 20, 2009 why this action should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution as to defendant Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. only. Pursuant to Rule 78 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the court finds that this matter is appropriate for submission without oral argument. The Order to Show Cause will stand submitted upon the filing of plaintiff's response.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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