Seldon v. Magedson et al
ORDER Plaintiff must file a response to Defendants' motion for summary judgment on or before May 9, 2014. Defendants may file a reply on or before May 23, 2014 in support of their motion for summary judgment. The motion for summary judgment will be deemed ready for decision without oral argument on the day following the date set for filing a reply unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Signed by Judge David G Campbell on 4/15/2014. (KMG)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Edward Magedson, et al.,
Defendants Irina Borisenko and Cheyenne Crow have filed a motion for sanctions.
Doc. 50. After reviewing the motion, the Court concludes that it should be deemed a
motion for summary judgment rather than a motion for sanctions. The motion seeks to
have Plaintiff’s case dismissed on a number of procedural and substantive grounds.
A motion for summary judgment will, if granted, end Plaintiff’s case. Rule 56
tells Plaintiff what he must do in order to oppose a motion for summary judgment.
Generally, summary judgment must be granted when there is no genuine issue of material
fact – that is, if there is no real dispute about any fact that would affect the result of
Plaintiff’s case and the party who asked for summary judgment is entitled to judgment as
a matter of law. When a defendant makes a motion for summary judgment that is
properly supported by declarations (or other sworn testimony), a plaintiff cannot simply
rely on what the complaint says. Instead, the plaintiff must set out specific facts in
declarations, depositions, answers to interrogatories, or authenticated documents, as
provided in Rule 56(e), that contradict the facts shown in the defendants’ declarations and
documents and show that there is a genuine issue of material fact for trial. If Plaintiff
does not submit his own evidence in opposition, summary judgment, if appropriate, may
be entered against him. If summary judgment is granted, his case will be dismissed and
there will be no trial.
The Court has directed Plaintiff to comply with the Local Rules of Civil Procedure
in previous orders. Because Defendants’ motion for sanctions has been deemed a motion
for summary judgment, it does not comply with certain provisions of the Local Rules
which govern the briefing of motions for summary judgment. Plaintiff, therefore, need
not comply with Local Rule 56.1(b) or any other Local Rule that is inapplicable in light
of the unique nature of Defendants’ motion for summary judgment.
IT IS ORDERED:
Plaintiff must file a response to Defendants’ motion for summary judgment
on or before May 9, 2014.
Defendants may file a reply on or before May 23, 2014 in support of their
motion for summary judgment.
The motion for summary judgment will be deemed ready for decision
without oral argument on the day following the date set for filing a reply unless otherwise
ordered by the Court.
Dated this 15th day of April, 2014.
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