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United States v. Cabral

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


January 20, 2009

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
JOHN L. CABRAL, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER DISREGARDING PLAINTIFF'S DECLARATION (Document 86)

ORDER REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO SUBMIT RESPONSIVE DECLARATION

On October 17, 2008, Plaintiff United States of America ("Plaintiff") filed a motion to compel Defendant John L. Cabral ("Defendant") to appear at his deposition. Defendant failed to appear at his October 7, 2008, deposition, prompting the filing of the motion. Plaintiff also requested monetary sanctions to reimburse it for its reasonable expenses incurred in appearing for the October 7, 2008, deposition.

The Court granted the motion to compel on November 26, 2008. It set Defendant's deposition for December 17, 2008, and ordered him to appear. As to Plaintiff's request for monetary sanctions, the Court indicated that it would issue an Order to Show Cause to Defendant why sanctions should not be imposed. The Order to Show Cause issued on November 26, 2008.

After Defendant failed to respond to the Order to Show Cause, the Court granted Plaintiff's request for sanctions. By order dated December 24, 2004, the Court imposed sanctions for Defendant's failure to appear at the October 7, 2008, deposition and ordered Plaintiff to submit a declaration setting forth its expenses incurred in appearing for the October 7, 2008, deposition.

Plaintiff filed its declaration on January 9, 2009. However, Plaintiff's declaration did not address the expenses incurred in appearing at the October 7, 2008, deposition. Rather, Plaintiff explained that Defendant failed to appear at the subsequent December 17, 2008, deposition and set forth its expenses incurred therein. Plaintiff requested a total of $1,206.25.

Therefore, Plaintiff's declaration is DISREGARDED because it does not provide the information requested in the Court's December 24, 2008, order. Within twenty (20) days from the date of service of this order, Plaintiff is ORDERED to submit a declaration setting forth the expenses occurred in appearing for the October 7, 2008, deposition. To the extent Plaintiff seeks sanctions for Defendant's subsequent failure to appear at the December 17, 2008, deposition, the request must be made by noticed motion.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

20090120

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