UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 26, 2012
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez, United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Present: The Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez, United States District Judge
Wendy K. Hernandez Not Present n/a Deputy Clerk Court Reporter Tape No. Attorneys Present for Plaintiff(s): Attorneys Present for Defendant(s): Not Present Not Present
Proceedings: (In Chambers) Order to Show Cause re Filing Complaint Under a Pseudonym
Plaintiff has filed this case under a pseudonym, but provides no justification for use of the pseudonym. Plaintiffs are permitted to use pseudonyms in three situations: "(1) when identification creates a risk of retaliatory physical or mental harm.; (2) when anonymity is necessary 'to preserve privacy in a matter of a sensitive and highly personal nature'.; and (3) when the anonymous party is 'compelled to admit [his or her] intention to engage in illegal conduct, thereby risking criminal prosecution.'" Does I thru XXIII v. Advanced Textile Corp., 214 F.3d 1058, 1068 (9th Cir. 2000) (citations omitted).
Plaintiff is ordered to show cause, in writing, no later than October 17, 2012, why he should be allowed to proceed in this action under a pseudonym.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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