UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 15, 2012
STEVE GOMEZ, CDCR #AG-3761, PLAINTIFF,
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barry Ted Moskowitz, Chief Judge United States District Court
ORDER PROVIDING NOTICE TO PRO SE PRISONER OF REQUIREMENTS FOR OPPOSING SUMMARY JUDGMENT PURSUANT TO KLINGELE / RAND
This notice is required to be given to Plaintiff pursuant to Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952 (9th Cir. 1998) (en banc) and Klingele v. Eikenberry, 849 F.2d 409 (9th Cir. 1988):*fn1
Defendant Carpenter has filed a Motion for Summary Judgment pursuant to FED.R.CIV.P. 56 [ECF No. 40], by which he seeks to have your case dismissed. A Motion for Summary Judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will, if granted, end your case.
Rule 56 tells you what you must do in order to oppose a Motion for Summary Judgment. Generally, summary judgment must be granted when there is no genuine issue of material fact--that is, if there is no real dispute about any fact that would affect the result of your case, and the party who asked for summary judgment is entitled to judgment as a matter of law, which will end your case. When a party you are suing makes a motion for summary judgment that is properly supported by declarations (or other sworn testimony), you cannot simply rely on what your complaint says. Instead, you must set out specific facts in declarations, depositions, answers to interrogatories, or authenticated documents, as provided by Rule 56(e), that contradict the facts shown in the defendants' declarations and documents and show that there is a genuine issue of material fact for trial. If you do not submit your own evidence in opposition, summary judgment, if appropriate, may be entered against you. If summary judgment is granted, your case will be dismissed and there will be no trial.
Conclusion and Order
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment has been calendared for hearing on Friday, October 26, 2012, in Courtroom 15 at 11:00 a.m. Your Opposition (including any supporting documents) must be filed with the Court and served upon Defendant Carpenter by Friday, October 12, 2012. If you do not wish to oppose Defendant's Motion, you should file and serve a "Notice of Non-Opposition" by that same date to let both the Court and the Defendant know his Motion is unopposed.
If you do file and serve an Opposition, Defendant Carpenter must file and serve his Reply to that Opposition by Friday, October 19, 2012.
At the time appointed for hearing, the Court will, in its discretion, consider Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment pursuant to FED.R.CIV.P. 56 as submitted on the papers, and will issue its written opinion soon thereafter. See S. D. CAL. CIVLR 7.1(d)(1). Thus, unless otherwise ordered, no appearances are required and no oral argument will be heard.
IT IS SO ORDERED.