IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 20, 2010
MICHAEL HOLTSINGER, PLAINTIFF,
TANYA VOROS, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Plaintiff, a state prisoner, brings this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Pending before the court is Defendant's motion for summary judgment (Doc. 275).
Summary judgment is appropriate when it is demonstrated that there exists "no genuine issue as to any material fact and that the moving party is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law." Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c). Defendant's motion was filed prior the entry of fact establishing sanctions for Defendant's failure to appear for her deposition (Docs. 315, 320). The facts establishing Defendant's liability have now been established. As such, summary judgment cannot be entered in Defendant's favor, and her motion should be denied.
Based on the foregoing, the undersigned recommends that Defendant's motion for summary judgment (Doc. 275) be denied.
These findings and recommendations are submitted to the United States District Judge assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within 20 days after being served with these findings and recommendations, any party may file written objections with the court. The document should be captioned "Objections to Magistrate Judge's Findings and Recommendations." Failure to file objections within the specified time may waive the right to appeal. See Martinez v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991).
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