IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 20, 2012
MARIA CHRISTINA STEIN, AKA MARY STEIN,
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AKA "MERS", DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. Senior United States District Judge
ORDER IMPOSING MONETARY SANCTIONS
An Order to Show Cause ("OSC") was filed on November 15, 2012, directing Plaintiff to explain in a writing to be filed no later than November 19, 2012, why sanctions should not be imposed against her and/or her counsel for failure to file a timely final pretrial statement. (ECF No. 56.) Plaintiff's counsel did not respond to the OSC.
Since Plaintiff's counsel failed to file a pretrial statement and failed to respond to the OSC, Richard Sinclair, Esq. is sanctioned two hundred dollars ($200.00). This sanction shall be paid to the Clerk of this Court no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 26, 2012, by a check made payable to the "United States Treasury." This sanction is personal to counsel and shall not be transmitted to counsel's client.
Further, the final pretrial conference remains on calendar for December 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. A joint final pretrial statement shall be filed no later than seven (7) days prior to the final pretrial conference.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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