UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 17, 2013
CONRAD HAYNES, PLAINTIFF,
BANK OF AMERICA GROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jon S. Tigar United States District Judge
ORDER AND NOTICE RE: ATTORNEY PADWAY'S FAILURE TO APPEAR AT INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE Re: ECF No. 24
On May 14, 2013, Plaintiff's counsel Laurence F. Padway requested to appear telephonically at the Initial Case Management Conference scheduled for May 15, 2013, at 2:00 14 p.m. ECF No. 24. Attorney Padaway's request stated: "If the request is granted, Mr. Padway may 15 be reached at (510) 205-1821." The Court granted the request on May 15, 2013. ECF No. 25. 16
The clerk called the case at 3:50 p.m. on May 15, 2013. See Minute Entry, ECF No. 26.
The Court dialed the number provided by Mr. Padway and reached a voicemail message indicating 18 that the recipient did not check the voicemail account regularly. The Court then dialed the number 19 for Mr. Padway's office listed on the caption and asked to speak with him. Told that he was not 20 available, the Court asked for a reliable number at which to reach him. The firm's receptionist 21 provided the same number given on Mr. Padway's request, (510) 205-1821. The Court again 22 called that number, with the same lack of success. The Court's inability to reach Mr. Padway, 23 using the telephone number he had provided, made it impossible to conduct the regularly-24 scheduled Case Management Conference, and wasted the time of opposing counsel and the Court.
The Court continued the Initial Case Management Conference until May 29, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. Attorney Laurence Padway is ordered to appear at that Conference, and all subsequent 3 hearings in this case, in person. 4
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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