UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 8, 2013
DWIGHT A. STATEN, PLAINTIFF,
J. WANG, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO RESPOND TO DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SANCTIONS
Plaintiff Dwight A. Staten ("Plaintiff"), a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed this civil rights action on May 5, 2009. Defendants filed a motion for summary judgment on October 23, 2012.
On March 6, 2013, Defendants filed a motion for sanctions, including terminating sanctions, based on Plaintiff's alleged submission of forged documents in opposition to the motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff was served with the motion on March 6, 2013.
On March 8, 2013, the Court granted Defendants' ex parte request to stay the summary judgment briefing schedule pending the outcome of the motion for sanctions.
Plaintiff is therefore ORDERED, within twenty-one (21) days of the date of service of this order, to respond to Defendants' motion and allegations of forgery. Plaintiff should submit documentation to support his arguments, if any. If necessary, the Court will schedule a hearing to further evaluate Defendants' allegations.
Defendants may file a reply within seven (7) days of receiving CM/ECF notification of Plaintiff's response.
If Plaintiff fails to file a response to the motion, the Court will deem the motion submitted pursuant to Local Rule 230(l).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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