UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 6, 2012
MATTHEW CATE, ET AL. ,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael J. Seng United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER RE CONSENT OR REQUEST FOR REASSIGNMENT
This case was randomly assigned to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng. Without the written consent of the parties presently appearing pursuant to 28 U.S.C Sec. 636(c), a magistrate judge cannot conduct all proceedings and enter judgment in this case with direct review by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in the event an appeal is filed. If a party declines to consent and the case is assigned to a district judge, the assigned magistrate judge shall continue to perform all duties as required by Eastern District Local Rule 302.
Accordingly, within 30 days, the parties shall complete and return this form to the court.
: You must check and sign only one section of this form and return it to the Clerk's Office within 30 days. The complaint/petition will not be reviewed by the court until plaintiff/petitioner has signed and returned this form. Note: This form must be completed and returned regardless of the choice exercised by any other party.
CONSENT TO JURISDICTION OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The undersigned hereby voluntarily consents to have a United States Magistrate Judge conduct all further proceedings in this case.
Print Name: ______________________________ ( ) Plaintiff/Petitioner ( ) Defendant/Respondent ( ) Counsel for *
DECLINE OF JURISDICTION OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE AND REQUEST FOR REASSIGNMENT TO UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
The undersigned declines to consent to the United States Magistrate Judge assigned to this case and requests random assignment to a
United States District Judge.
Date: ___________________ Signature:
Print Name: ______________________________
( ) Plaintiff/Petitioner ( ) Defendant/Respondent ( ) Counsel for
*If counsel of record, list name of each party responding:
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