The opinion of the court was delivered by: Howard R. Lloyd United States Magistrate Judge
** E-filed September 20, 2011 **
United States District Court For the Northern District of California
ORDER STRIKING DEFENDANT'S ANSWER AND SETTING STATUS CONFERENCE [Re Docket No. 5]
Defendant Healthpricer Interactive Ltd. ("Healthpricer") appeared in this action on December 8, 2010 by filing an Answer and purporting to proceed pro se. Docket No. 5. As a 19 corporation, Healthpricer is required to appear before this court through counsel. Civ. L.R. 3-9(b). 20
The court notified Defendant of this fact and ordered it to appear on September 20, 2011 to show 21 cause why its answer should not be stricken because it was signed by Graeme Wright, Vice 22
President of Finance for Healthpricer Interactive Ltd., instead of by an attorney. Docket No. 19. 23
Healthpricer failed to appear at the September 20 hearing. See Docket. No. 22.
Therefore, Healthpricer having failed to show cause why its answer should not be stricken, 25 the answer is STRICKEN from the record. Healthpricer may file a new answer within 20 days of 26 the date of this order. Such answer must be signed by counsel pursuant to Civ. L.R. 3-9 and 27
Healthpricer must appear through counsel in all further appearances before this court. 28
A status conference shall be set for November 22, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 2, 5th Floor, United States District Court, 280 South First Street, San Jose, California, 95113. Counsel for 3 all parties shall appear and explain the current status of this case. 4
Notice will be electronically mailed to:
Nils Rosenquest email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Alison Bush ...