United States District Court, C.D. California
January 29, 2015
DANYELLE BRANNING, ETC., ET AL
COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, ETC., ET AL
For Danyelle Branning, an individual, Randy Branning, an individual, K. B., a minor by and through her guardian ad litem, R. B., a minor by and through his guardian ad litem, Plaintiffs: Shawn A McMillan, LEAD ATTORNEY, Samuel H Park, The Law Offices of Shawn A McMillan APC, San Diego, CA; Stephen D Daner, LEAD ATTORNEY, Law Offices of Shawn A McMillan APC, San Diego, CA.
For County of Riverside, a public entity, Tiffany Noonan, an individual, Pamela Thompson-Dunn, an individual, Angela Clark, an individual, Susanne Jimenez, an individual, T. Curry, Deputy, an individual, Defendants: Nathan Aaron Perea, LEAD ATTORNEY, Douglas C Smith, Smith Law Offices APC, Riverside, CA.
For Avant Garde Foster Agency, a business entity form unknown, Defendant: Thomas Rodger Chapin, Thomas R Chapin Law Offices, Riverside, CA.
HONORABLE VIRGINIA A. PHILLIPS, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
CIVIL MINUTES -- GENERAL
PROCEEDINGS: MINUTE ORDER TO SHOW CASE RE (1) OBTAINING SEPARATE COUNSEL FOR EACH CHILD AND (2) FAILURE TO APPEAR (IN CHAMBERS)
On January 26, 2015, the parties came before this Court for a scheduling conference. The Court now issues two Orders to Show Cause.
First, the Court ORDERS Plaintiffs to show cause in writing by February 23, 2015, why separate counsel is not required for the minors.
Second, Avant Garde Foster Agency's attorney, Thomas Rodger Chapin, did not appear at the scheduling conference in violation of Local Rule 16-13. The Court therefore ORDERS Mr. Chapin to show cause in writing by February 23, 2015, why he should not be sanctioned $500 for his failure to appear.
IT IS SO ORDERED.