United States District Court, Central District of California

Local Rules

Rule Name:Chapter:Last Revised:
F.R.Civ.P. 41. Dismissal of Actions (Effective 1/1/10)Chapter I: Local Civil Rules, Integrated with Titles of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure01/2010

F.R.Civ.P. 41. Dismissal of Actions

L.R. 41-1 Dismissal - Unreasonable Delay . Civil suits which have been pending for an unreasonable period of time without any action having been taken therein may, after notice, be dismissed for want of prosecution.

L.R. 41-2 Dismissal - Effect . Unless the Court provides otherwise, any dismissal pursuant to L.R. 41-1 shall be without prejudice.

L.R. 41-3 Reinstatement - Sanctions . If any action dismissed pursuant to L.R. 41-1 is reinstated, the Court may impose such sanctions as it deems just and reasonable.

L.R. 41-4 Refiling of Dismissed Action . If any action dismissed pursuant to L.R. 41-1 is refiled as a new action, the party filing the later action shall comply with the requirements of L.R. 83-1.2.2.

L.R. 41-5 Dismissal - Failure to Appear . If a party, without notice to the Court, fails to appear at the noticed call of any action or proceeding, the matter is subject to dismissal for want of prosecution.

L.R. 41-6 Dismissal - Failure of Pro Se Plaintiff to Keep Court Apprised of Current Address. 1 A party proceeding pro se shall keep the Court and opposing parties apprised of such party’s current address and telephone number, if any, and e-mail address, if any. If mail directed by the Clerk to a pro se plaintiff’s address of record is returned undelivered by the Postal Service, and if, within fifteen (15) days of the service date, such plaintiff fails to notify, in writing, the Court and opposing parties of said plaintiff’s current address, the Court may dismiss the action with or without prejudice for want of prosecution.


1(41-6 amended, effective 1/1/10)