IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 27, 2011
AQUALLIANCE; ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
UNITED STATES BUREAU OF RECLAMATION; ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
On May 9, 2011, the parties were ordered to show cause why they should not be sanctioned in the amount of $250.00 for failing to file a joint status report in accordance with the court's March 22, 2011 standing order. (ECF 9.) The parties were instructed that a hearing on the order to show cause would be held, if necessary, following the pretrial scheduling (status) conference. (Id.) The status conference scheduled for May 11, 2011 was vacated and reset for June 1, 2011, and parties were directed to file their joint status reports by May 25, 2011. (Id.) The parties still have neither filed joint status reports nor responded to the order to show cause.
Accordingly, the court ORDERS the following:
1. Plaintiffs' counsel*fn1 is ordered to pay sanctions in the amount of $250.00 for his failure to file a response to the order to show cause filed on May 9, 2011. Payment should be in the form of a check made payable to the Clerk of the Court. The sum is to be paid personally by plaintiffs' counsel not later than fourteen (14) days from the filing of this order.
2. Plaintiffs' counsel is further ordered to show cause why plaintiffs' case should not be dismissed for their failure to prosecute. Counsel shall file his response to this order within fourteen (14) days of the filing of this order.
3. The pretrial scheduling (status) conference set for June 1, 2011 is hereby VACATED to be reset if deemed necessary by the court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.