Paul Yalnezian v. Wells Fargo Bank N A et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by Judge George H. King. Response to Order to Show Cause due by 3/30/2013. (rne)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
PAUL YALNEZIAN vs. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Presiding: The Honorable
MARCH 20, 2013
GEORGE H. KING, CHIEF U. S. DISTRICT JUDGE
Court Reporter / Recorder
Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs:
Attorneys Present for Defendants:
(IN CHAMBERS) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
Plaintiff Paul Yalnezian (Yalnezian) purports to bring this action “as Principal and President of RIGHT
HOME, a California corporation. As such, it appears that Yalnezian is attempting to represent the interests of
RIGHT HOME, a corporation. Because Yalnezian is not an attorney, he is precluded from representing the
corporate plaintiff in this action, notwithstanding his status as Principal and President of that corporation. See
Local Rule 83-2.10.1 (“A corporation . . . may not appear in any action or proceeding pro se.”).
While he may proceed in pro se on his own claims, he must have standing to assert any claims in his own
name. Because it is totally unclear if Yalnezian and/or RIGHT HOME purport to be the plaintiff(s) in this action,
we now direct Yalnezian to SHOW CAUSE IN WRITING WITHIN 10 DAYS HEREOF, why this action
should not be dismissed because he may not, in pro se, represent the corporation on any claims asserted by it.
Moreover, to the extent Yalnezian asserts only his own claims, he shall within the same 10 days file a First
Amended Complaint (FAC) deleting all claims of RIGHT HOME, and setting forth claims on which he has
standing to raise as an individual. Yalnezian is cautioned that his status as Principal or President of the
corporation does not, without more, grant him standing to assert claims of the corporation as his own. Any FAC
shall be filed in full compliance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 11. In the alternative, Yalnezian may discharge this Order to
Show Cause by causing a duly admitted attorney to appear, within the same 10 days, on the corporation’s behalf.
If Yalnezian fails to timely and adequately show cause as required herein, such failure shall be deemed his
abandonment of this action. In that event, we will dismiss this action without prejudice due to Yalnezian’s failure
to diligently prosecute and for his violation of our order.
Pending our resolution of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE, we defer issuance of a scheduling order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
-Initials of Preparer
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
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