IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 16, 2012
JOSE GONZALEZ MANRIQUEZ, ET AL.,
TODD GOODRUM, ET AL.,
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
This action was referred to the undersigned pursuant to Local Rule 302(c)(21) and 28 U.S.C. § 636(c). Dckt. No. 37. On October 26, 2012, the undersigned issued an order granting plaintiffs' counsel's motion to withdraw as attorney for plaintiffs Jose Gonzalez Manriquez, Aldo Bacenas, Javier Vallejo Renteria, Amador Martinez Gonzalez, Fernando Cabrera Guzman, Eliazarb Rojas Blancas, Juan Carrillo, Salvador Renteria, and Eddy Saul Ramos, and directing plaintiffs to show cause why this action should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Dckt. No. 60 (citing Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b)). The order provided that "[a]lthough defendants' default was entered over a year and a half ago, plaintiffs still have not moved for default judgment against defendants, nor have they indicated how they intend to proceed with this action." Id. at 5. The order also noted that plaintiffs "have failed to communicate with their counsel for the past three and a half years, despite numerous attempts by counsel to contact them." Id. at 5-6.
The order admonished plaintiffs that a failure to respond to the order to show cause "may result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed for lack of prosecution and/or for failure to comply with court orders and this court's Local Rules." Id. at 6.
The deadline has passed and plaintiffs have not responded to the order to show cause.*fn1
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED that this action be dismissed, and that the Clerk be directed to close this case. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); E.D. Cal. L.R. 110.
These findings and recommendations are submitted to the United States District Judge assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within fourteen days after being served with these findings and recommendations, any party may file written objections with the court and serve a copy on all parties. Such a document should be captioned "Objections to Magistrate Judge's Findings and Recommendations." Failure to file objections within the specified time may waive the right to appeal the District Court's order. Turner v. Duncan, 158 F.3d 449, 455 (9th Cir. 1998); Martinez v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991).