IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 19, 2011
LEE JAMES BAILEY PLAINTIFF,
FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
On September 9, 2011, defendants filed a motion to dismiss this civil rights action, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6),*fn1 and certificate of service demonstrating that the motion was served on plaintiff on the same date. (Dkt. Nos. 22, 23.) Plaintiff, who is incarcerated at Solano County Jail, has not responded to the motion, and the deadline for doing so has passed.*fn2
Local Rule 230(l) provides that "[f]ailure of the responding party to file written opposition or to file a statement of no opposition may be deemed a waiver of any opposition to the granting of the motion." Local Rule 110 provides that failure to comply with the Local Rules "may be grounds for imposition of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the inherent power of the Court." In the order filed February 15, 2011, plaintiff was advised that failure to comply with the Local Rules may result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed. (Dkt. No. 10 at 5.)
In addition, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) provides: Involuntary Dismissal; Effect. If the plaintiff fails to prosecute or to comply with these rules or a court order, a defendant may move to dismiss the action or any claim against it. Unless the dismissal order states otherwise, a dismissal under this subdivision (b) and any dismissal not under this rule--except one for lack of jurisdiction, improper venue, or failure to join a party under Rule 19--operates as an adjudication on the merits.
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, within thirty days after the filing date of this order, plaintiff shall file an opposition, if any, to the pending motion to dismiss. Failure to file an opposition will be deemed as consent to have the: (a) pending motion granted; (b) action dismissed for lack of prosecution; and (c) action dismissed based on plaintiff's failure to comply with the Local Rules, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and a court order. Such failure shall result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b).