UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 9, 2012
TITLE: PETE ALLEN
CITY OF BURBANK, ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Present: The Honorable Paul L. Abrams Magistrate Judge
G U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
Christianna Howard N/A N/A
Deputy Clerk Court Reporter / Recorder Tape No.
ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR PLAINTIFFS: ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR DEFENDANTS: NONE NONE
PROCEEDINGS: ( IN CHAMBERS)
On March 19, 2012, defendants City of Burbank and Burbank Police Department filed a Motion to Dismiss the complaint in this action (the "Motion"), set for hearing before this Court on April 17, 2012. On April 3, 2012, plaintiff filed his Opposition to the Motion, also noting the April 17, 2012, hearing date and the assignment to this Court. However, neither party to date has filed a Statement of Consent form under the Direct Assignment of Civil Cases to Magistrate Judges Program. Thus, this Court is not currently in a position to rule on the Motion. Prompt filing of the Statement of Consent would allow the Court to know whether or not the matter needs to be reassigned to a District Judge, which in turn would allow the parties to proceed toward a resolution of the action. In any event, it appears that plaintiff may be in violation of Local Rule 73-2.2, as, assuming the Complaint was served prior to the filing of the Motion to Dismiss, he has failed to file a proof of service of the summons and complaint within 10 days of service.
no later than April 19, 2012, plaintiff is ordered to show cause why this action should not be dismissed for failure to follow the Local Rules. Filing of the proof of service by April 19, 2012, shall be deemed compliance with this Order.
The hearing on defendants' Motion to Dismiss is hereby continued to May 8, 2012.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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