(PC) Patrick v. Hitchcock et al, No. 2:2017cv01530 - Document 10 (E.D. Cal. 2018)

Court Description: ORDER and FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 6/28/2018 DIRECTING Clerk to randomly assign a U.S. District Judge to this case and RECOMMENDING this action be dismissed without prejudice. Assigned and referred to Judge Kimberly J. Mueller. Objections due within 14 days after being served with these findings and recommendations. (Henshaw, R)
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(PC) Patrick v. Hitchcock et al Doc. 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 NICHOLAS PATRICK, 12 13 14 No. 2:17-cv-1530-EFB P Plaintiff, v. ORDER AND FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS HITCHCOCK, et al., 15 Defendants. 16 17 Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding without counsel in an action brought under 42 18 U.S.C. § 1983. This proceeding was referred to this court by Local Rule 302 pursuant to 28 19 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). 20 On May 15, 2018, the court screened plaintiff’s amended complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 21 § 1915A. The court dismissed the complaint, explained the deficiencies therein and granted 22 plaintiff thirty days in which file an amended complaint to cure the deficiencies. ECF No. 5. The 23 order warned plaintiff that failure to comply would result a recommendation that this action be 24 dismissed for failure to prosecute. The time for acting has passed and plaintiff has not filed an 25 amended complaint, or otherwise responded to the court’s order. 26 A party’s failure to comply with any order or with the Local Rules “may be grounds for 27 imposition by the Court of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the 28 inherent power of the Court.” E.D. Cal. Local Rule 110. The court may dismiss an action with or 1 Dockets.Justia.com 1 without prejudice, as appropriate, if a party disobeys an order or the Local Rules. See Ferdik v. 2 Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1263 (9th Cir. 1992) (district court did not abuse discretion in 3 dismissing pro se plaintiff’s complaint for failing to obey an order to re-file an amended 4 complaint to comply with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure); Carey v. King, 856 F.2d 1439, 5 1440-41 (9th Cir. 1988) (dismissal for pro se plaintiff’s failure to comply with local rule 6 regarding notice of change of address affirmed). 7 8 9 10 Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that the Clerk is directed to randomly assign a United States District Judge to this case. Further, it is RECOMMENDED that this action be DISMISSED without prejudice. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); E. D. Cal. Local Rule 110. 11 These findings and recommendations are submitted to the United States District Judge 12 assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within fourteen days 13 after being served with these findings and recommendations, any party may file written 14 objections with the court and serve a copy on all parties. Such a document should be captioned 15 “Objections to Magistrate Judge’s Findings and Recommendations.” Any response to the 16 objections shall be served and filed within fourteen days after service of the objections. The 17 parties are advised that failure to file objections within the specified time may waive the right to 18 appeal the District Court’s order. Turner v. Duncan, 158 F.3d 449, 455 (9th Cir. 1998); Martinez 19 v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991). 20 Dated: June 28, 2018. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2