IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION
July 24, 2012
PACIFIC ELITE FUNDS, INC., PLAINTIFF,
JESUS PEREZ; ET AL., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Howard R. Lloyd United States Magistrate Judge
** E-filed July 24, 2012 **
NOT FOR CITATION
INTERIM ORDER RE: APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND DEADLINE FOR CONSENT OR DECLINATION TO PROCEED BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE [Re: Docket No. 3]
On July 20, 2012, defendants Jesus Perez and Natividad Perez removed this action from Santa Cruz County Superior Court. Dkt. No. 1 ("Notice of Removal"). They have not complied with 19 28 U.S.C. § 1446. A defendant or defendants desiring to remove a civil action must file "a notice of 20 removal . . . containing a short and plain statement of the grounds for removal, together with a copy 21 of all process, pleadings, and orders served upon such defendant or defendants in such action." 28 22 U.S.C. § 1446(a) (emphasis added). Defendants have not attached any process, pleadings, or orders 23 served in the state court action. Accordingly, the defendants shall file all of the required documents 24 from the state court action no later than August 3, 2012. 25
In addition, only one of the defendants, Natividad Perez, has filed an application to proceed 26 in forma pauperis. Defendants are advised that each defendant must file a separate application, or 27 the defendant who has not filed an application will be obligated to pay the filing fee even if the 28 application is granted as to the other defendant. If Jesus Perez intends to file an application to 2 proceed in forma pauperis, he shall file it no later than August 3, 2013. 3
In addition, the parties are reminded that this civil case has been randomly assigned to a 4 magistrate judge for all purposes including trial. Accordingly, all parties who have not yet done so 5 shall, no later than August 3, 2012, file either (1) a Consent to Proceed before a United States 6
Magistrate Judge or (2) a Declination to Proceed before a Magistrate Judge and Request for 7 Reassignment to a United States District Judge. See N.D. Cal. Civ. R. 73-1. The consent and 8 declination forms are available at the Clerk's Office and may also be obtained from the court's 9 website at http://www.cand.uscourts.gov. 10
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Notice will be electronically mailed to:
Michael James Barsi 3 Notice will be sent by mail to: 4 Jesus C. Perez 727 Lincoln Avenue 5 Watsonville, CA 95076 6 Natividad Perez 727 Lincoln Street 7 Watsonville, CA 95076 8 Counsel are responsible for distributing copies of this document to co-counsel who have not registered for e-filing under the court's CM/ECF program. 9 10
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