IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 14, 2010
THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
CLARICE MORALES; GLORIA GROTTICELLI; AND CAROL SALAZAR, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
This matter proceeds before the undersigned magistrate judge because it initially appeared that the defendants in this matter were proceeding without counsel. See E. Dist. Local Rule 302(c)(21). On November 29, 2010, defendant Clarice Morales filed an answer to plaintiff's complaint, which indicates that she is represented by counsel. (Dkt. No. 12.) On December 8, 2010, defendant Gloria Grotticelli filed an answer to plaintiff's complaint, which indicates that she is also represented by counsel. (Dkt. No. 13.) Because two of the three defendants in this action are represented by counsel, pretrial matters, other than discovery motions, should now be noticed before the United States District Judge assigned to this action. See E. Dist. Local Rule 302(c)(21).*fn1
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. This matter shall is referred to the assigned United States District Judge. E. Dist. Local Rule 302(c)(21).
2. All dates pending before the undersigned are vacated; and
3. Henceforth the caption on documents filed in this action shall be No. 2:10-cv-02598 MCE KJN.
IT IS SO ORDERED.