The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
SECOND INFORMATIONAL ORDER
Parties to this litigation shall take note of the following requirements:
1. Defendants must reply to the complaint within the time provided by the applicable provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(a).
2. At some point in the litigation, defendants may file a motion to dismiss this action on any number of grounds. Plaintiff is advised that he has the right to oppose the motion in writing. Written oppositions must be filed not less than fourteen (14) days preceding the noticed hearing date. Local Rule 230(c) provides that no party will be entitled to be heard in opposition to a motion at oral arguments if the opposition has not been timely filed by that party.
3. At some point in the litigation, one or more defendants may move for summary judgment as to some or all of plaintiff's claims. Pursuant to Klingele v. Eikenberry, 849 F.2d 409 (9th Cir. 1988) and Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952 (9th Cir. 1998), plaintiff is advised of the following requirements for opposing a motion for summary judgment made by defendants pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Such a motion is a request for an order for judgment on some or all of plaintiff's claims in favor of defendants without trial. See Rule 56(a). Defendants' motion will set forth the facts which defendants contend are not reasonably subject to dispute and that entitle defendants to judgment as a matter of law. See Rule 56(c).
Plaintiff has the right to oppose a motion for summary judgment. To oppose the motion, plaintiff must show proof of his or her claims. Plaintiff may agree with the facts set forth in defendants' motion but argue that defendants are not entitled to judgment as a matter of law. Plaintiff may show defendants' facts are disputed in one or more of the following ways: (1) Plaintiff may rely upon statements made under the penalty of perjury in the complaint if the complaint shows that plaintiff has personal knowledge of the matters stated and if plaintiff calls to the court's attention those parts of the complaint upon which plaintiff relies; (2) Plaintiff may also serve and file affidavits or declarations*fn1 setting forth the facts which plaintiff believes prove plaintiff's claims (the persons who sign the affidavit or declaration must have personal knowledge of the facts stated); (3) Plaintiff may also rely upon written records but plaintiff must prove that the records are what plaintiff claims they are*fn2 ; (4) Plaintiff may also rely upon all or any part of the transcript of one or more depositions, answers to interrogatories, or admissions obtained in this proceeding. Should plaintiff fail to contradict defendants' motion with affidavits, declarations, or other evidence, defendants' evidence will be taken as truth, and final judgment may be entered without a full trial. See Rule 56(e).
If there is some good reason why such facts are not available to plaintiff when required to oppose such a motion, the court will consider a request to postpone considering defendants' motion. See Rule 56(d). If plaintiff does not serve and file a request to postpone consideration of defendants' motion or written opposition to the motion, the court may consider plaintiff's failure to act as a waiver of opposition to defendants' motion. Plaintiff's waiver of opposition to defendants' motion may result in the entry of summary judgment against plaintiff.
4. A motion supported by affidavits or declarations that are unsigned will be stricken.
5. The failure of any party to comply with this order, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or the Local Rules of Court, may result in the imposition of sanctions including, but not limited to, dismissal of the action or entry of default.