IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 15, 2009
CLIFF JOHNSTON, PLAINTIFF,
CHARLENE LINDAUER, A/K/A CHARLENE MACALUSO; VALUE HOME LOAN,*FN1 DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER TO PAY A SANCTION; CONTINUING FINAL PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE; AND DISMISSING TWO NAMED DEFENDANTS
Plaintiff Cliff Johnston (hereinafter referenced as "Johnston"), representing himself in this case, failed to respond to an OSC filed March 20, 2009, which required a response no later than April 6, 2009. The OSC ordered Johnston to show cause why a sanction should not be imposed against him due to his failure to file a timely final pretrial statement.
Since Johnston failed to respond to the OSC and did not file a final pretrial statement, Johnston is sanctioned in the amount of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00). Johnston shall pay the sanction to the Clerk of the Court for this District at 501 I Street, Sacramento, California, no later than 3:30 p.m. on April 27, 2009; the check shall be made payable to the "United States Treasury."
Moreover, Johnston shall file proof of payment of this five hundred dollar sanction on or before April 28, 2009.
Johnston shall also file a pretrial statement no later than 3:30 p.m. on April 27, 2009.
Further, Johnston is WARNED if he fails to comply with this Order, this case could be dismissed before or at the final pretrial conference rescheduled to commence at 1:30 p.m. on May 11, 2009 in courtroom 10, located at 501 I Street, Sacramento, California. Johnston and counsel for each party shall appear at the final pretrial conference.
Lastly, Defendants G & R Mortgage and American Mortgage are dismissed as defendants from this case since Johnston failed to file proof of service to these Defendants as required by the Order filed on September 28, 2007.
IT IS SO ORDERED.