UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 18, 2006
THEODORE A. PINNOCK, AN INDIVIDUAL, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
GENEVA M. NICHOLS FAMILY TRUST, DATED JULY 19, 1971, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: M. James Lorenz United States District Court Judge
ORDER REJECTING UNAUTHORIZED E-MAIL
On December 15, 2006, Plaintiffs' counsel e-mailed a proof of service and an accompanying note to the chambers e-mail box. This e-mail is REJECTED as wholly inappropriate.
E-mailing to a chambers e-mail box is prohibited without obtaining prior approval from chambers staff. (See Electronic Case Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual, Sect. 2(h).) E-mailing to a chambers e-mail box does not constitute filing. A document e-mailed to a chamber's e-mail box will not be considered, and will not be filed unless the document is a proposed order, the submitting party had obtained prior permission from chambers staff to e-mail the proposed order, and the proposed order is signed by the court. In all other instances, the e-mailed document will be rejected. The December 15, 2006 e-mail was further inappropriate because the text accompanying the attached proof of service was correspondence addressed to the judge. This practice is prohibited by Civil Local Rule 83.9.
Any further violations of the Civil Local Rules or Electronic Case Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual may result in sanctions.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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