IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 8, 2010
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF,
HARLEY S. BRIDGEMAN, JR.; CHANDA J. BRIDGEMAN, DEFENDANTS.
HARLEY S. BRIDGEMAN, JR., COUNTERCLAIMANT,
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, ET AL., COUNTERDEFENDANTS.
HARLEY S. BRIDGEMAN, JR., THIRD-PARTY PLAINTIFF,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ET AL., THIRD-PARTY DEFENDANTS. *FN1
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Presently before the court is defendant, counterclaimant, and third party claimant Harley S. Bridgeman's ("defendant") ex parte request that the court redact a social security number and the "names of family members" be redacted from boxes 4 and 9 of "EXHIBIT UD9 of the THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINT" and that the other parties in this action be ordered to do the same. (Dkt. No. 12 at 2.) It appears that defendant inadvertently failed to redact this information from his Third-Party Complaint, as required by Eastern District Local Rule 140. After filing his ex parte request, defendant filed "First Amended Third-Party Complaint" that repeats this error.*fn2
The undersigned will grant defendant's request in this instance. However, such redaction will be effectuated only after defendant files with the court a complete version of the Third-Party Complaint or First Amended Third-Party Complaint and exhibits, with appropriate redactions made. Defendant's redactions must conform to Local Rule 140.
The undersigned reminds defendant that it is his responsibility to conform his conduct to this court's Local Rules. See E. Dist. Local Rule 183 ("All obligations placed on 'counsel' by these Rules apply to individuals appearing in propria persona. Failure to comply therewith may be ground for dismissal, judgment by default, or any other sanction appropriate under these Rules."). He should take more care in the future to do so.
For the foregoing reasons, the court HEREBY ORDERS that:
1. Defendant's ex parte request to effectuate redactions of Exhibit UD9 to his Third-Party Complaint and/or First Amended Third-Party Complaint (Dkt. No. 12) is granted;
2. However, any actual redactions will be ordered separately, and only after defendant files with the court complete versions of the Third-Party Complaint and/or First Amended Third-Party Complaint and exhibits in appropriately redacted form. Defendant shall file such corrected document(s) within 14 days of the entry of this order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.