UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 18, 2012
WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sandra M. Snyder United States Magistrate Judge
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS RE: DISMISSAL FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION (Doc. 34)
This matter was set for hearing on January 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom No. 1 on the Eighth Floor before the Honorable Sandra M. Snyder, United States Magistrate Judge, pursuant to an order requiring plaintiff, Edward Gomez, to personally appear and show cause why this case should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution. The matter was actually called on the record in open court at 10:15 a.m. to afford plaintiff, Edward Gomez, additional time to appear. However, plaintiff, Edward Gomez, did not personally appear or otherwise contact the Court. Jillian A. Benbow of Pite Duncan, LLP, appeared telephonically on behalf of defendant, Cal Western Reconveyance Corporation. *fn1
On September 14, 2011, the assignment of this action to Senior U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger (OWW) was withdrawn due to his impending retirement on October 1, 2011, and the action remained assigned only to the previously assigned U.S. Magistrate Judge, Dennis L. Beck (DLB) (Doc. 27). The parties were ordered to affirmatively indicate whether they consent to or decline the jurisdiction of the Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), by completing and filing the form attached thereto with the Clerk's Office within thirty (30) days, or by October 14, 2011. The parties were warned that failure to timely comply with the order would result in an Order to Show Cause and may result in sanctions.
On September 30, 2011, U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck (DLB) disqualified himself from all further proceedings in this action, and the case was reassigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Sandra M. Snyder (SMS) (Doc. 28).
On November 17, 2011, the undersigned issued an Order to Show Cause for failure to file a Consent or Decline form as previously ordered. The parties were directed to file a response within ten (10) days, by November 27, 2011, or, alternatively, file the required Consent/Decline form (Doc. 29).
On November 23, 2011, defendant, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., filed a response and explanation (Doc. 30), together with a consent form (Doc. 31).
On November 29, 2011, defendant, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, filed a response in the form of a declaration of non-monetary status (Doc. 33), together with a consent form (Doc. 32).
Plaintiff, Edward Gomez, did not respond to the Court's Order to Show Cause, has failed to comply with court orders, has failed to personally appear in court as ordered, and has failed to prosecute this action.
Accordingly, the undersigned recommends that this entire action be dismissed for plaintiff's failure to diligently prosecute this action.
These Findings and Recommendations are submitted to the Honorable Lawrence J. O'Neill (LJO), the United States District Judge to whom this case has been assigned for this purpose (Doc. 35), pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). On or before January 31, 2012 , plaintiff, Edward Gomez, may file written objections with the Court via the Clerk's Office. The document should be captioned "Objections to Magistrate Judge's Findings and Recommendations." Plaintiff, Edward Gomez, is advised that, by failing to file objections within the specified time, he may waive the right to appeal the District Court's order. Martinez v. Ylst , 951 F.2d 1153 (9 th Cir. 1991).
IT IS SO ORDERED.