McGill v. The Home Depot, Inc.

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-03029

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE to Plaintiff for failure to appear at the case management conference. Plaintiff must explain why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Show Cause Response due by 3/31/2016. Plaintiff's prior counsel to serve OSC on Plaintiff and file proof of service. Signed by Judge Kandis A. Westmore on 3/11/2016. (kawlc1, COURT STAFF)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 JOSEPH G. MCGILL, 7 Case No. 15-cv-03029-KAW Plaintiff, 8 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR v. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE CASE 9 MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE THE HOME DEPOT, INC., 10 Defendant. 11 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 On January 22, 2016, the Court granted Plaintiff Joseph G. McGill's counsel's motion to 14 withdraw on the grounds that Plaintiff failed to communicate despite counsel's efforts to reach 15 him using various forms of communication since April 2015. (Dkt. No. 32.) 16 On March 8, 2016, the Court held a case management conference, where Plaintiff Joseph 17 G. McGill did not appear. (See Dkt. No. 35.) 18 Accordingly, Plaintiff is ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE, in writing, by no later than 19 March 31, 2016, why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Specifically, he 20 shall explain why he did not attend the March 8, 2016 case management conference. 21 If Plaintiff has been unable to secure new counsel, he may contact the Federal Pro Bono 22 Project's Help Desk for assistance—a free service for pro se litigants—by calling (415) 782-8982. 23 Plaintiff may also wish to consult a manual that the court has adopted to assist pro se litigants in 24 presenting their case. This manual, and other free information for pro se litigants, is available 25 online at: http://cand.uscourts.gov/proselitigants. 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 1 Since Plaintiff has not filed a substitution of counsel, Plaintiff's prior counsel shall serve 2 the order to show cause and file a certificate of service. See Civil L.R. 11-5(b). 3 IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 Dated: March 11, 2016 5 ______________________________________ KANDIS A. WESTMORE 6 United States Magistrate Judge 7 8 9 10 11 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2