IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 6, 2009
THOMAS CLINTON, PLAINTIFF,
DESANTIS, ET AL.,*FN1 DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, a former state prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
On January 20, 2008, the District Judge assigned to this case issued an order (Doc. 273) affirming the undersigned's prior orders (Docs. 221, 229, and 250) and directing plaintiff to appear at his deposition on either January 21-22, 2009, or January 29, 30, 2009. In the court's December 23, 2008, order (Doc. 250), plaintiff was cautioned that failure to appear at his properly noticed deposition would result in a recommendation that defendants' motion for dismissal sanctions (Doc. 240) be granted. The dates for plaintiff's deposition have passed and defendants will be directed to inform the court in writing whether plaintiff appeared at his deposition and, if so, whether defendants intend to withdraw their motion for dismissal sanctions.
The court will also by this order set a deadline for filing of dispositive motions. A final schedule for this litigation will be set, if necessary, by separate order issued after the dispositive motions filing deadline set herein.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Defendants shall file a status report regarding plaintiff's deposition and their pending motion for dismissal sanctions within 10 days of the date of this order; and
2. The parties may file dispositive motions by May 11, 2009.