IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 10, 2008
S. M. VOGELSANG, PLAINTIFF,
PLANTATION HERBALS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
This action was referred to the undersigned pursuant to Local Rule 72-302(c)(21). Calendared for hearing on September 17, 2008 are defendants' motions to dismiss. No opposition to the motions has been filed.
Local Rule 78-230(c) provides that opposition to the granting of a motion must be filed fourteen days preceding the noticed hearing date. The Rule further provides that "[n]o party will be entitled to be heard in opposition to a motion at oral arguments if written opposition to the motion has not been timely filed by that party." In addition, Local Rule 78-230(j) provides that failure to appear may be deemed withdrawal of opposition to the motion or may result in sanctions. Finally, Local Rule 11-110 provides that failure to comply with the Local Rules "may be grounds for imposition of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the inherent power of the Court."
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The hearing date of September 17, 2008 is vacated. Hearing on defendants' motions is continued to October 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in courtroom no. 26.
2. Plaintiff shall file opposition, if any, to the motions no later than October 15, 2008 . Failure to file opposition and appear at the hearing will be deemed as a statement of non-opposition and shall result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b).
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