James Owen et al v. Ernie Alfonso et al
MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY DEFENDANT'S ATTORNEY SHOULD NOT BE HELD IN CONTEMPT by Judge David O. Carter. This Court's scheduling order is clear: Lead counsel is to be present at all court appearances. Scheduling Order (Dkt. 38) at 2. Defendant is hereby ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE orally at the November 16th hearing as to why they should not be sanctioned for failing to comply with this Court's scheduling order. [See document for further information.] (es)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CIVIL MINUTES – GENERAL
Case No. 8:23-CV-00064-DOC-DFMx
Date: November 13, 2023
Title: JAMES OWEN V. ERNIE ALFONSO
THE HONORABLE DAVID O. CARTER, U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR
ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR
PROCEEDINGS (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY
SHOULD NOT BE HELD IN
On November 13, 2023, this Court held a scheduling conference in this matter.
The scheduling conference was scheduled to begin at 8:30 am. Before the case was
called, Plaintiff’s counsel informed the Court that defense counsel was running late,
because defense counsel’s firm mis-calendared the hearing. Mr. Jacob Morjarro, a lawyer
from the firm that is representing Defendant, went to the federal courthouse in Los
Angeles, although the hearing was at the Santa Ana federal courthouse. Mr. Morjarro
showed up to the hearing around five hours after it was scheduled to begin. More
troubling than Mr. Mojarro’s tardiness, however, is that Mr. Morjarro is not listed as an
attorney of record in this case. Mr. Dariush Adli is lead counsel for Defendant who
appeared at an earlier scheduling conference in this case.
This Court’s scheduling order is clear: Lead counsel is to be present at all court
appearances. Scheduling Order (Dkt. 38) at 2. Defendant is hereby ORDERED TO
SHOW CAUSE orally at the November 16th hearing as to why they should not be
sanctioned for failing to comply with this Court’s scheduling order.
The Clerk shall serve this minute order on the parties.
Initials of Deputy Clerk: kdu
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