IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 16, 2010
NOLASCO CONSTANTINO CRUZ PLAINTIFF,
AURORA LOAN SERVICES; GMAC MORTGAGE; OLYMPIA FUNDING, INC.; QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORPORATION; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; HILLTOP FINANCIAL MORTGAGE, INC.; IBRAHIM K. KABA; SUNMEET NARINDER ANAND; THANH NGOC NGUYEN AND DOES 1-20 INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This action arises out of a mortgage loan transaction in which Plaintiff Nolasco Constantino Cruz ("Plaintiff") refinanced his home in 2006. Presently before the Court is a Motion by Defendants GMAC Mortgage, LLC and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. ("Defendants") to Dismiss the claims alleged against them in Plaintiff's Complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). Plaintiff has failed to timely file an opposition.
Pursuant to Local Rule 230(c), opposition to a motion must be filed not less than fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the hearing. The date of the hearing on motion was set for February 12, 2010. Fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing was January 29, 2010. No opposition was filed as required.
In light of the fact that no opposition was filed by Plaintiff, Defendants' Motion to Dismiss*fn1 (Docket No. 7) is GRANTED with leave to amend.
As a result of Plaintiff's counsel Sharon Lapin's ("Lapin") repeated failure to comply with the Local Rule, Lapin is hereby ordered to show cause as to why sanctions should not now be imposed.
Lapin is ordered to personally appear before this Court at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2010, in Courtroom 7 for the hearing on the Order to Show Cause. Lapin shall have until Thursday, February 18, 2010 to file a written response as to why she should not be sanctioned for her continual disregard of the Rules of this Court. The Court reserves the right to vacate the hearing based upon the written response filed by Lapin.
IT IS SO ORDERED.