UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 16, 2012
ANTHONY B. ALLEN, PLAINTIFF,
RALEY'S, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION; ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
ORDER GRANTING INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS
This matter comes before the Court on Defendants Joyce Raley Teel and Michael J. Teel's (collectively the "Individual Defendants") Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) (Doc. #8). Plaintiff Anthony B. Allen ("Plaintiff") did not oppose the Motion to Dismiss.*fn1
Plaintiff did not file an opposition or statement of non-opposition to the Individual Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. Local Rule 230(c) requires a non-moving party 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 2
Rule 110 authorizes the Court to impose sanctions for "failure of 3 counsel or of a party to comply with these Rules." Therefore, the 4 Court will sanction Plaintiff's counsel, Larry L. Baumbach, $150.00 5 unless he shows good cause for his failure to comply with the Local 6 Rules. 7 8
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Individual Defendants' Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED with prejudice because Plaintiff's Complaint fails to properly plead claims against the Individual Defendants. All claims against Joyce Raley Teel and Michael J. Teel are dismissed with prejudice, and they are both accordingly dismissed from this lawsuit.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that within ten (10) days of this Order, Larry L. Baumbach 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.