United States District Court, Central District of California
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE DISMISSAL FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION
R. GARY KLAUSNER, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Absent a showing of good cause, an action must be dismissed without prejudice if the summons and complaint are not served on a defendant within 120 days after the complaint is filed. Fed.R.Civ.Proc. 4(m). Generally, defendants must answer the complaint within 21 days after service (60 days if the defendant is the United States). Fed.R.Civ.Proc. 12(a)(1).
In the present case, it appears that one or more of these time periods has not been met. Accordingly, the court, on its own motion, orders plaintiff(s) to show cause in writing on or before January 22, 2015 why this action should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution as to defendants Brave New World; Goofy Loofah, Inc.; Ooh La La, Inc.; Dees Department Store, Inc.; Pink Saloon, Inc.; Haystacks LLC; and Biddy Boutique. 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.
If plaintiff/defendant files
 Proof of timely service of summons and complaint on the following defendant(s):
• A timely answer by the following defendant(s): Brave New World (answer due 12/11/2014); Goofy Loofah, Inc. (answer due 01/06/2015); Ooh La La, Inc. (answer due 12/23/2014); Dees Department Store, Inc. (answer due 12/22/2014); Pink Saloon, Inc. (answer due 12/30/2014); Haystacks LLC (answer due 12/19/2014); and Biddy Boutique (answer due 12/23/2014)
• Plaintiff’s application for entry of default pursuant to Rule 55a of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as to defendant(s): Brave New World; Goofy Loofah, Inc.; Ooh La La, Inc.; Dees Department Store, Inc.; Pink Saloon, Inc.; Haystacks LLC; and Biddy Boutique
 Plaintiffs motion for default judgment pursuant to Rule 55b of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as to defendant(s):
On or before the date indicated above, the court will consider this a satisfactory response ...