Garland v. Knowles et al

Filing 31

ORDER REQUIRING Plaintiff to File a Response to 28 Defendant's MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT signed by District Judge David C. Bury on 12/20/2010. Plaintiff's Response due by 1/24/2011. (Jessen, A)

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(PC) Garland v. Knowles et al Doc. 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO DIVISION Shaun Darnell Garland, Plaintiff, vs. Michael Knowles, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 1:07-CV-750-DCB ORDER Defendants have filed a Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. #28) pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals requires the Court to provide pro se prisoners with notice of the requirements for a motion for summary judgment. Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 962 (9th Cir. 1998) (en banc). NOTICE--WARNING TO PLAINTIFF THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO BE GIVEN TO YOU BY THE COURT1 The Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment seeks to have your case dismissed. A motion for summary judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will, if granted, end your case. Rule 56 tells you what you must do in order to oppose a motion for summary judgment. Generally, summary judgment must be granted when there is no genuine issue of . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 material fact that is, if there is no real dispute about any fact that would affect the result of your case, the party who asked for summary judgment is entitled to judgment as a matter of law, which will end your case. When a party you are suing makes a motion for summary judgment that is properly supported by declarations (or other sworn testimony), you cannot simply rely on what your complaint says. Instead, you must set out specific facts in declarations, depositions, answers to interrogatories, or authenticated documents, as provided in Rule 56(c), 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 you do not submit your own evidence in opposition, summary judgment, if appropriate, may be entered against you. Fed. Rule Civ. P.56(e)(3). If summary judgment is granted, your case will be dismissed and there will be no trial. Additionally, you must comply with the provisions of Rule 78-230 of the Local Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, which provide for the parties to file a motion, response, and reply. No additional briefing on a motion is allowed unless leave of the Court is granted. Failure to file a response may be deemed a consent to the Court's granting the motion. If that occurs, the Motion for Summary Judgment may be granted and there will be no trial. IT IS ORDERED: The Response, inclusive of supporting memorandum but exclusive of attachments and statement of facts, shall not exceed 17 pages, and the Reply shall not exceed 11 pages. The Plaintiff must file a Response to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment, together with ///// ///// ///// -2- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 admissible evidence,2 within 30 days of the filing date of this Notice. The Reply shall be due within 15 days after service of the Response. DATED this 20th day of December, 2010. To be admissible, declarations and other sworn testimony must be based on personal knowledge. -3- 2

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