UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 23, 2012
K. XIONG, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sheila K. Oberto United States Magistrate Judge
SECOND INFORMATIONAL ORDER
The parties to this litigation shall take note of the following requirements:
1. Each Defendant must reply to the complaint within the time provided by the applicable provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(a).
2. Unless otherwise ordered, all motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions concerning discovery, motions pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 7, 11, 12, 15, 41, 55, 56, 59 and 60, and motions pursuant to Local Rule 110 shall be briefed pursuant to Local Rule 230. Failure to oppose such a motion timely may be deemed a waiver of opposition to the motion.
3. At some point in the litigation, any Defendant may file a motion to dismiss this action on any number of grounds. Plaintiff is advised of the right to oppose the motion in writing. Written oppositions must be filed not more than 18 days, plus 3 days for mailing, after the date of service of the motion to dismiss. Local Rule 230(m) provides that the failure to oppose a motion "may be deemed a waiver of any opposition to the granting of the motion . . . . " This means that the Court may deem Plaintiff's failure to oppose a Defendant's motion to dismiss as a waiver, and may recommend that the motion be granted on that basis.
4. At some point in the litigation, any Defendant 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), Plaintiff is advised of the following requirements for opposing a motion for summary judgment made by each Defendant pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 56. Such a motion is a request for an order for judgment on some or all of Plaintiff's claims in favor of the moving Defendant without trial. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(b). Each Defendant's motion will set forth the facts which each Defendant contends are not reasonably subject to dispute and that entitle the moving Defendant to judgment as a matter of law. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c).
Plaintiff has the right to oppose a motion for summary judgment. To
oppose the motion, Plaintiff must show proof of the claims set forth
in the complaint. Plaintiff may agree with the facts set forth in any
Defendant's motion but argue that the Defendant is not entitled to
judgment as a matter of law. Plaintiff may show the moving Defendant's
facts are disputed in one or more of the following ways: (1) Plaintiff
may rely upon statements made under penalty of perjury in the
complaint if the complaint shows that Plaintiff has personal knowledge
of the matters stated and if Plaintiff calls the Court's attention to
those portions of the complaint upon which Plaintiff relies;
(2) Plaintiff may also serve and file affidavits or declarations
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);*fn1 (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 the moving Defendant's motion with
affidavits, declarations, or other evidence, the Defendant's evidence
will be taken as true, and final judgment may be entered without a
full trial. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 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 each Defendant's motion. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(d). If Plaintiff does not serve and file a request to postpone consideration of each Defendant's motion or written opposition to the motion, the Court may consider Plaintiff's failure to act as a waiver of opposition to each Defendant's motion. Plaintiff's waiver of opposition to each Defendant's motion may result in the entry of summary judgment against Plaintiff.
5. A motion supported by affidavits or declarations that are unsigned will be stricken. 6. 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.
IT IS SO ORDERED.