UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 14, 2010
DELORES JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF,
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., LAKE VALLEY RETRIEVALS, INC., LAKE VALLEY INVESTMENTS, UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS, VIP ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, INC., BAG FUND LLC, JAY BERNSTEIN, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REQUIRING THE PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF THE PRINCIPALS AT THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE Hearing Date April 20, 2010
Courtroom 10 (GSA)
All parties are advised that this Court will be holding a second supplemental pretrial conference to address pretrial issues and the possibility of resolving this case. Fed. R.Civ. P. 16(c)(1) and 16(c)(2)(P). The Court requires the personal appearance of at least one attorney who will conduct the trial for each party, and the personal appearance of the principals including Defendant Jay Bernstein, Richard DeHart, the principal of VIP Adjustment Bureau, Inc., and Ronald Hacker, the principal for Bag Fund LLC.
The Court notes that the personal appearances of the principals were required at two prior pretrial conferences, however, no principal has ever appeared.*fn1 With the exception of one excused appearance of Jay Bernstein and Richard DeHart at the pretrial conference held on March 23, 2010, no party's personal appearance has been excused. The second supplemental pretrial conference will be held on April 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10. All of the parties listed above shall be personally present. Failure of the parties to personally appear at this hearing will most likely result in the imposition of monetary and/or other sanctions.
IT IS SO ORDERED.