IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 19, 2011
SCOTT N. JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF,
ROBERT D. WILSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A TAHOE QUEEN MOTEL; HOLLY G. WILSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A TAHOE QUEEN MOTEL, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
On January 13, 2011, the undersigned conducted a Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference in this case.*fn1 Although defendants' recently retained counsel assisted plaintiff in the filing of a joint status report on the eve of the status conference, neither defendants nor their counsel appeared at the status conference. Thus, the undersigned entered an order to show cause (the "OSC") requiring defendants to file a writing addressing why defendants and their counsel failed to appear at the status conference on January 13, 2011. (Order, Jan. 14, 2011, Dkt. No.16.)
On January 18, 2011, defendants filed a timely response to the OSC. (Dkt.No. 19.) The response to the OSC reflects that defendant Robert Wilson was unable to attend the status conference due to illness; it does not speak to Holly Wilson's absence. Additionally, the response indicates that defendants' counsel ultimately failed to appear as a result of a misunderstanding in defendants' counsel's office.
Based on the representations in defendants' response to the OSC, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the OSC entered on January 14, 2011, is discharged.
IT IS SO ORDERED.