IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 16, 2011
LEAH COOK PLAINTIFF,
PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY'S UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY; CUSA ES, LLC; CUSA CSS, LLC; AND DOES 1-50, DEFENDANTS.
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT UNION MOTION TO DISMISS
This matter comes before the Court on Defendant Union Pacific Railroad Company's ("Defendant") Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 16) Plaintiff Leah Cook's ("Plaintiff") First Amended Complaint ("FAC") (Doc. 15), pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). Plaintiff did not oppose the Motion to Dismiss.*fn1
Plaintiff did not file an opposition or statement of non-opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Local Rule 230(c) requires a party responding to a motion to file either an opposition to the motion or a statement of non-opposition, no less than fourteen (14) days preceding the noticed hearing date. Local Rule 110 authorizes the Court to impose sanctions for "failure of counsel or of a party to comply with these Rules." Therefore, the Court will sanction Plaintiff's counsel, Choudhary Law Office, $150.00 unless it shows good cause for its failure to comply with the Local Rules.
After carefully considering the papers submitted in this matter, it is hereby ordered that Defendant's Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED, WITH PREJUDICE. It is further ordered that within ten (10) days of this Order Nilesh Choudhary shall either (1) pay sanctions of $150.00 to the Clerk of the Court, or (2) submit a statement of good cause explaining his failure to comply with Local Rule 230(c).
IT IS SO ORDERED.