United States District Court, C.D. California
November 25, 2014
United States of America,
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
PERCY ANDERSON, District Judge.
Proceedings: Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal For Lack Of Prosecution
Generally, defendants must answer the complaint within 21 days after service (60 days if the defendant is the United States). Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(a)(1).
In the present case, it appears that this time period has not been met. Accordingly, the court, on its own motion, orders plaintiff to show cause in writing on or before December 8, 2014 why this action should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution. Pursuant to Rule 78 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the court finds that this matter is appropriate for submission without oral argument. The Order to Show Cause will stand submitted upon the filing of plaintiff's response. Failure to respond to this Order may result in the imposition of sanctions, including but not limited to dismissal of the complaint.