IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 5, 2011
AUBREY CRAWFORD, PLAINTIFF,
AMERICAN SERVICING CORP., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
This action was referred to the undersigned pursuant to Local Rule 72-302(c)(21). On May 25, 2011, defendants Mortgage Electronic Registration System and Wells Fargo Bank filed a motion to dismiss. On June 10, 2011, defendant U.S. Bank N. A. filed a motion to dismiss.*fn1 No opposition to either motion to dismiss has been filed.
Local Rule 78-230(c) provides that opposition to the granting of a motion must be filed fourteen days preceding the noticed hearing date. The Rule further provides that "[n]o party will be entitled to be heard in opposition to a motion at oral arguments if written opposition to the motion has not been timely filed by that party." In addition, Local Rule 78-230(j) provides that failure to appear may be deemed withdrawal of opposition to the motion or may result in sanctions. Finally, Local Rule 11-110 provides that failure to comply with the Local Rules "may be grounds for imposition of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the inherent power of the Court."
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. The hearing date of July 14, 2011 is vacated. Hearing on defendants' motions to dismiss is continued to September 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in courtroom no. 26.
2. Plaintiff shall file opposition, if any he has, to the motions to dismiss, no later than August 25, 2011. Failure to file opposition and appear at the hearing will be deemed as a statement of non-opposition and shall result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b).
3. Defendant First American shall reschedule their May 11, 2011 motion to dismiss before the undersigned within seven days of the date of this order.
4. The initial scheduling conference currently set for August 25, 2011 is hereby continued to December 8, 2011.