UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 25, 2012
TITLE: BOAZ Q. BALENTI
CITY OF ANAHEIM POLICE OFFICER SCOTT MCMANUS ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Cormac J. Carney, United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES -- GENERAL
PRESENT: HONORABLE CORMAC J. CARNEY, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Michelle Urie N/A Deputy Clerk Court Reporter
ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR PLAINTIFF: ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR DEFENDANT: None Present None Present
PROCEEDINGS: (IN CHAMBERS) ORDER TO PLAINTIFFS TO SHOW CAUSE REGARDING WHY CLAIMS SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED FOR FAILURE TO PROSECUTE
Plaintiff Boaz Q. Balenti brings this action for claims arising from a collision between his vehicle and a vehicle driven by Investigator Scott McManus of the Anaheim Police Department. Plaintiff asserts causes of action for (1) violation of his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983, 1985, 1986, and 1988; (2) supervisorial responsibility for those violations; (3) municipal liability for violations of constitutional rights; and, (4) conspiracy to violate civil rights under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983, 1985(2), 1985(3), and 1986. Plaintiff has stated these causes of action against several defendants who have never appeared in this action, including the County of Orange, Anaheim police officers Ronald Ledesma, Craig Friesen, Kenneth Weber, and James Weber, and Anaheim Chief of Police John Welter. It does not appear that these defendants were ever served with the original complaint, the first amended complaint, or any other papers in this case.
Accordingly, the Court hereby ORDERS Plaintiff to show cause why his claims against the above-listed defendants should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to prosecute. Plaintiff must file a written opposition to this order to show cause by Monday, October 29, 2012. The matter will stand submitted upon receipt of Plaintiff's opposition.
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