Corona v. Knowles et al
ORDER Requiring Aman Pradhan and Courtney Smith to SHOW CAUSE Why Sanctions Should Not be Imposed for Failure to Appear signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 5/31/2017. Further Scheduling and Show Cause Hearing set for 6/14/2017 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 9 (SAB) before Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone. Show Cause Response due by 6/6/2017. (Jessen, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 1:08-cv-00237-LJO-SAB
ORDER REQUIRING AMAN PRADHAN
AND COURTNEY SMITH TO SHOW
CAUSE WHY SANCTIONS SHOULD NOT
BE IMPOSED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR
MIKE KNOWLES, et al.,
(ECF No. 214)
Following the decision on appeal, this action is proceeding on Plaintiff Santana’s equal
18 protection claim against Defendants Chris Chrones, S. Frauenheim, Kelly Harrington, and Mike
19 Knowles for monetary damages. On May 15, 2017, an order issued requiring the parties to
20 appear for a status conference on May 31, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. Specifically, Plaintiff’s counsel
21 were ordered that if they were no longer representing him in this action a motion to withdraw as
22 counsel or a substitution of counsel form was to be filed by May 26, 2017. Neither a motion to
23 withdraw nor a substitution of counsel form was filed.
The Court conducted a scheduling conference on May 31, 2017. Monica Anderson
25 appeared telephonically for Defendants and Plaintiff appeared telephonically.
26 Plaintiff did not appear at the conference.
The Court has the inherent power to control its docket and may, in the exercise of that
28 power, impose sanctions where appropriate, including dismissal of the action. Bautista v. Los
1 Angeles County, 216 F.3d 837, 841 (9th Cir. 2000). Local Rule 110 provides that “[f]ailure of
2 counsel or of a party to comply with these Rules or with any order of the Court may be grounds
3 for imposition by the Court of any and all sanctions . . . within the inherent power of the Court.”
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
A further scheduling hearing and order to show cause hearing is set for
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 9;
On or before Tuesday, June 6, 2017, counsel Aman Pradhan and Courtney Smith
shall show cause in writing why sanctions should not issue for the failure to
comply with the May 15, 2017 order of this Court;
Counsel Aman Pradhan and Courtney Smith shall appear on Wednesday, June
14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 9; and
Counsel for Defendants shall arrange for Plaintiff to appear telephonically at the
June 14, 2017 hearing.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
May 31, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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