UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 20, 2012
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMM'R OF SOC. SEC. ADMIN.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Present: The Honorable Sheri Pym, United States Magistrate Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Kimberly I. Carter None Appearing n/a
Deputy Clerk Court Reporter / Recorder Tape No. Attorneys Present for Plaintiff: Attorneys Present for Defendant:
None Appearing None Appearing Proceedings: (In Chambers) Order to Show Cause Why Case Should Not Be Dismissed
For Failure to Prosecute
On May 14, 2012, the court issued its Case Management Order, which ordered, inter alia, plaintiff to promptly serve the summons, complaint, and a copy of the Case Management Order on the Commissioner in the manner required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(i) and 20 C.F.R. § 423.1. Case Management Order ¶ 1, May 14, 2012, ECF No. 7. The court further directed plaintiff to electronically file a proof of service showing compliance with this paragraph within twenty-eight days after the filing of the complaint. Id.
Because no such proof of service was filed by the deadline (June 8, 2012), the court issued an Order to Show Cause, directing plaintiff to show cause why this action not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. The court advised plaintiff that "Plaintiff may discharge the Order to Show Cause by filing, not later than July 10, 2012, a Proof of Service complying with paragraph one of the court's Case Management Order." Order to Show Case, June 25, 2012, ECF No. 8.
On July 19, 2012, plaintiff filed a second summons, along with a blank proof of service. A blank proof of service does not demonstrate that plaintiff served the summons, complaint, and a copy of the Case Management Order on the Commissioner, mandated by the court's Case Management Order. Thus, it appears that plaintiff has again violated the court's orders and is not properly prosecuting this matter.
Accordingly, plaintiff is again ordered to show cause no later than August 3, , why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Plaintiff may discharge this Order to Show Cause by filing, not later than August 3, 2012, a completed proof of service in compliance with the court's Case Management Order.
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The court warns plaintiff that failure to respond to the Order to Show Cause August 3, 2012, or further failure to prosecute this action in accordance with the Case Management Order and other court orders, may result in dismissal of this action for failure to prosecute.
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