IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 23, 2010
OSTEN E. SAUGSTAD, PLAINTIFF,
AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC.; UMOC LENDING, INC.; OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION; DANIEL BROWN MORTGAGE DBA UMOC LENDING, INC.; DANIEL CHARLES BROWN; SONJA WINDIFRED GORMAN; AND DOES 1-20 INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS
This matter comes before the Court on Defendant Sand Canyon Corporation f/k/a Option One Mortgage Corporation's ("Defendant's") Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 37) Plaintiff Osten E. Saugstad's ("Plaintiff's") First Amended Complaint (Doc. 11). Defendant seeks to dismiss the Complaint pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.*fn1
Plaintiff did not file an opposition or statement of non-opposition to Defendant's Motion. Local Rule 230(c) requires a party responding to a motion to file either an opposition to the motion or a statement of non-opposition, no less than fourteen (14) days preceding the noticed hearing date. Local Rule 110 authorizes the Court to impose sanctions for "failure of counsel or of a party to comply with these Rules." Therefore, the Court will sanction Plaintiff's counsel, Catherine King, $250.00, unless she shows good cause for her failure to comply with the Local Rules.
After carefully considering the papers submitted in this matter, Defendant's Motion to Dismiss is hereby granted, with prejudice.
For the reasons set forth above, Defendant's Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED WITH PREJUDICE.
It is further ordered, within ten (10) days of the date of this Order, attorney Catherine King must either (1) submit a statement of good cause for her failure to comply with the local rules, or (2) pay a sanction in the amount of $250.00 to the Clerk of the Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.