(PC) Thomas v. O'Mar, et al., No. 2:2018cv02068 - Document 46 (E.D. Cal. 2018)

Court Description: ORDER, FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 11/26/2018 ORDERING the Clerk to randomly assign a US District Judge to this case and RECOMMENDING this action be dismissed without prejudice. Assigned and referred to Judge Troy L. Nunley; Objections to F&R due within 14 days. (Yin, K)
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(PC) Thomas v. O'Mar, et al. Doc. 46 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 JOSH THOMAS, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 No. 2:18-cv-2068-EFB P v. ORDER AND FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS O’MAR, et al., 15 Defendants. 16 17 This case was opened pursuant to an order from the Fresno Division of this court. See 18 Thomas v. Ogbehi, No. 1:15-cv-1059-LJO-BAM (E.D. Cal. July 30, 2018) (severing and 19 transferring the claims alleged in plaintiff’s third amended complaint that arose at the California 20 Medical Facility in Vacaville, California). This proceeding was referred to this court by Local 21 Rule 302 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). 22 On October 15, 2018, this court issued an order stating that to proceed in this action, 23 plaintiff had to file a complaint limited to his claims that arose at the California Medical Facility.1 24 ECF No. 45. The court granted plaintiff thirty days within which to file an amended complaint 25 and warned plaintiff that failure to comply would result a recommendation that this action be 26 27 28 1 The court also noted that plaintiff had apparently passed away in May of 2018 and directed the Clerk of the Court to serve the October 15, 2018 order on plaintiff’s apparent successors in interest. See ECF No. 45. 1 Dockets.Justia.com 1 dismissed. The time for acting has now passed and no one has filed an amended complaint or 2 otherwise responded to the court’s order. 3 A party’s failure to comply with any order or with the Local Rules “may be grounds for 4 imposition by the Court of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the 5 inherent power of the Court.” E.D. Cal. Local Rule 110. The court may dismiss an action with or 6 without prejudice, as appropriate, if a party disobeys an order or the Local Rules. See Ferdik v. 7 Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1263 (9th Cir. 1992) (district court did not abuse discretion in 8 dismissing pro se plaintiff’s complaint for failing to obey an order to re-file an amended 9 complaint to comply with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure); Carey v. King, 856 F.2d 1439, 10 1440-41 (9th Cir. 1988) (dismissal for pro se plaintiff’s failure to comply with local rule 11 regarding notice of change of address affirmed). 12 13 14 15 Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court randomly assign a United States District Judge to this case. Further, it is hereby RECOMMENDED that this action be DISMISSED without prejudice. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); E.D. Cal. L.R. 110. 16 These findings and recommendations are submitted to the United States District Judge 17 assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within fourteen days 18 after being served with these findings and recommendations, any party may file written 19 objections with the court and serve a copy on all parties. Such a document should be captioned 20 “Objections to Magistrate Judge’s Findings and Recommendations.” Any response to the 21 objections shall be served and filed within fourteen days after service of the objections. The 22 parties are advised that failure to file objections within the specified time may waive the right to 23 appeal the District Court’s order. Turner v. Duncan, 158 F.3d 449, 455 (9th Cir. 1998); Martinez 24 v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991). 25 Dated: November 26, 2018. 26 27 28 2