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Upchurch v. County of Sacramento

March 10, 2010

MICHAEL UPCHURCH, PLAINTIFF,
v.
COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.



FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Plaintiff is a prisoner without counsel seeking relief for alleged civil rights violations. See 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On December 2, 2009, defendants County of Sacramento and Sacramento County Sheriff's Department moved for summary judgment. Dckt. No. 25. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 56. On December 4, 2009, the court advised plaintiff of the requirements for opposing a motion pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. See Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 957 (9th Cir. 1998) (en banc), cert. denied, 527 U.S. 1035 (1999), and Klingele v. Eikenberry, 849 F.2d 409, 411-12 (9th Cir. 1988). That order also informed plaintiff of the requirements for filing an opposition to the pending motion and that failure to oppose such a motion might be deemed a waiver of opposition to the motion. Plaintiff failed to file an opposition.

On February 1, 2010, the court gave plaintiff 20 days to file an opposition or statement of non-opposition and warned him that failure to do so could result in dismissal.*fn1 See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). The 20 days have passed and plaintiff did not file an opposition or a statement of no opposition.

Plaintiff has been warned that he must file a response to defendants' motion. Plaintiff has disobeyed this court's orders. The appropriate sanction is dismissal without prejudice.

Accordingly, it is RECOMMENDED that this action be dismissed without prejudice. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b).

These findings and recommendations are submitted to the United States District Judge assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(b)(l). Within fourteen days after being served with these findings and recommendations, any party may file written objections with the court and serve a copy on all parties. Such a document should be captioned "Objections to Magistrate Judge's Findings and Recommendations." Failure to file objections within the specified time may waive the right to ...


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