IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 9, 2011
DUANE H. SCEPER,
DIANA R. HAY; DIANA R. HAY DBA ELEGANT HOME FURNISHINGS; WILLIAM R. SCHMITT, TRUSTEE; SCHMITT FAMILY TRUST; AND DOES 1 THROUGH 10, INCLUSIVE,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER CONTINUING STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) CONFERENCE
Plaintiff states in his Status Report filed October 27, 2011: "Defendants were served on August 25 and 29, 2011[;]" "Plaintiff anticipates settlement with SCHMITT defendants" and "[d]efault as to Defendant HAY was entered on October 27, 2011." (ECF No. 8.)
Plaintiff also states: "Motion for Default Judgment will be filed and Prove-up Hearing on Default Judgment will be scheduled within 60 days." Id. 2:14-15. Therefore, Plaintiff shall file a motion for entry of default judgment against Defendant Hay before the Magistrate Judge within sixty (60) days of the date on which this Order is filed. If Plaintiff fails to timely file the motion, Plaintiff shall show cause in writing no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 12, 2012, why this defendant should not be dismissed for failure of prosecution.
Further, Plaintiff states: "SCHMITT defendants are represented by Mark Emmett who is presently indisposed due to family illness. Plaintiff anticipates settlement with SCHMITT defendants upon Mr. Emmett's return." (Status Report 1:28-2:2.) Since the Schmitt Defendants have not filed an answer, Plaintiff shall either file a notice of settlement, a document explaining how this action will be prosecuted, or the documents necessary to prosecute the case against these defendants as a default matter, within forty-five (45) days of the date on which this Order is filed. If Plaintiff fails to file any referenced document concerning his case against the Schmitt Defendants, Plaintiff shall Show Cause in a writing filed no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 12, 2012, why these Defendants should not be dismissed for failure of prosecution.
Further, the status conference scheduled for hearing on November 14, 2011, is continued to commence at 9:00 a.m. on March 26, 2012. A status report shall be filed fourteen (14) days prior to the status conference in which Plaintiff is required to explain the status of the proceedings.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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