IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 25, 2011
SANDRA ANDRE-GOLLIHAR, PLAINTIFFS,
ROBERT SEMILLO, AN INDIVIDUAL, ET AL., 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 plaintiff Sandra Andre-Gollihar, the only plaintiff appropriately named in this action,*fn1 was, until recently, proceeding without counsel. See E. Dist. Local Rule 302(c)(21). On March 22, 2011, Ms. Andre-Gollihar filed, with leave of court, a Second Amended Complaint (Dkt. No. 37) through an attorney who now represents her, Mr. Francis J. Shehadeh.*fn2 Also on March 22, 2011, plaintiff Catherine Belle Gollihar, a minor, filed an amended petition to appoint a guardian ad litem, through Mr. Shehadeh, to represent her in this case. (See Dkt. No. 39.) Because plaintiffs are now represented by counsel, pretrial matters, other than discovery motions and other matters appropriately referred to the undersigned under the court's Local Rules, should now be noticed before the United States District Judge assigned to this action. See E. Dist. Local Rule 302(c)(21).
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This matter, including the amended petition to appoint a guardian ad litem for plaintiff Catherine Belle Gollihar, is referred to the United States District Judge assigned to this action. E. Dist. Local Rule 302(c)(21).
2. All dates pending before the undersigned are vacated.
3. Henceforth the caption on documents filed in this action shall be No. 2:09-cv-03313 MCE KJN.
IT IS SO ORDERED.