IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 27, 2010
GWENDOLYN J. JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF,
WASHINGTON MUTUAL, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Anthony W. Ishii Chief United States District Judge
ORDER VACATING MAY 3, 2010, HEARING AND TAKING MATTERS UNDER SUBMISSION
Currently pending before the Court is Defendants' motion to dismiss. Hearing on this motion is set for May 3, 2010. By Local Rule, Plaintiff was to file either a notice of non-opposition or an opposition no later than April 19, 2010. See Local Rule 230(c). Plaintiff failed to do so. Plaintiff is in violation of the Local Rules. Plaintiff is not entitled to be heard in opposition at oral argument. See id.
Plaintiff did make several filings on April 21, 2010, including a motion to amend. Plaintiff set a hearing date on the motion to amend for May 3, 2010, so as to be heard simultaneously with Defendants' motion to dismiss. Defendants responded to those filing on April 26, 2010. A "related or counter motion" may be filed in response to an opponent's motion. See Local Rule 230(e). However, the time for Plaintiff to file her motion to amend was April 19, not April 21. See id. Because Defendants' have filed a response to the motion to amend, the Court will consider Plaintiff's motion. The Court will also permit Plaintiff to file a reply to Defendants' opposition. See id.
The Court has reviewed the moving papers and has determined that the matters are suitable for decision without oral argument. See Local Rule 230(h).
Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the previously set hearing date of May 3, 2010, is VACATED, and the parties shall not appear at that time. As of May 3, 2010, the Court will take all matters under submission and will thereafter issue its decision. Additionally, Plaintiff may file a reply in support of her motion to amend on or by 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2010.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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