IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 29, 2010
ROBERT CARTER, INDIVIDUALLY BY AND THROUGH HIS GUARDIAN AD LITEM, MILDRED CARTER, AND ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, MILDRED CARTER, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, PLAINTIFFS,
CENTRAL PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A CORPORATION; BANK OF AMERICA, INC., A CORPORATION; TRAVIS CHATMAN, AN INDIVIDUAL; TISHA TAYLOR, AN INDIVIDUAL; TM REALTY, INC., A CORPORATION AND DOES 1 TO 50, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE AND CONTINUING HEARING ON DEFENDANT BANK OF AMERICA'S MOTION TO DISMISS
On August 13, 2010, Defendant Bank of America, N.A. ("Bank of America"), which states it was sued erroneously as Bank of America Inc., filed a motion to dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint. The motion was noticed for hearing on September 27, 2010 but was submitted on September 23, 2010 since Plaintiff failed to file an opposition or statement of non- opposition in compliance with Local Rule 230(c). However, since considerable issues are raised in the dismissal motion, the motion is rescheduled for hearing on October 25, 2010, commencing at 9:00 a.m.
Plaintiffs shall file an opposition or statement of non-opposition to the motion as required by Local Rule 230(c).
Further, Plaintiffs and their counsel are hereby ordered to show cause ("OSC") in a filed response to this OSC on or before October 8, 2010, in which they explain why sanctions should not be issued under Local Rule 110 because of Plaintiffs' failure to file an opposition or statement of non-opposition to the pending motion to dismiss, which was previously scheduled for hearing on September 27, 2010. Plaintiffs are warned that a sanction could include a monetary sanction and/or dismissal of this case or claims with prejudice. See Ghazali v. Moran, 46 F.3d 52, 53 (9th Cir. 1995) (stating "[f]ailure to follow a district court's local rules is a proper ground for dismissal.") The written response to this OSC shall also state whether Plaintiffs or their counsel is at fault, and whether a hearing is requested on the OSC.*fn1 If a hearing is requested, it will be held on October 25, 2010, commencing at 9:00 a.m.