IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 2, 2009
PRESENTACION HAW, PLAINTIFF,
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
This action was referred to the undersigned pursuant to Local Rule 72-302(c)(21). Calendared for hearing on April 15, 2009 and April 29, 2009 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 dates of April 15, 2009 and April 29, 2009 are vacated. Hearing on defendants' motions is continued to May 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in courtroom no. 26.
2. Plaintiff shall file opposition, if any, to the motion no later than April 29, 2009. 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).
3. Replies, if any, shall be filed no later than May 6, 2009.
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