Corona v. Knowles et al
ORDER DISCHARGING Order to Show Cause and DIRECTING Clerk of the Court to Terminate Aman Pradhan and Courtney Hoyt as Attorney of Record for Plaintiff, signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 6/7/17. Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 6/16/2017 at 04:00 PM in Courtroom 9 (SAB) before Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone. (Attachment: # 1 Change of Address Form) (Marrujo, C).
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 1:08-cv-00237-LJO-SAB
ORDER DISCHARGING ORDER TO
SHOW CAUSE AND DIRECTING CLERK
OF THE COURT TO TERMINATE AMAN
PRADHAN AND COURTNEY HOYT AS
ATTORNEY OF RECORD FOR PLAINTIFF
MIKE KNOWLES, et al.,
(ECF No. 216, 217, 218)
Following the Ninth Circuit granting in part Plaintiff Andres Santana’s appeal, this action
16 is proceeding on Plaintiff’s equal protection claim against Defendants Chris Chrones, S.
17 Frauenheim, Kelly Harrington, and Mike Knowles for monetary damages. A status conference
18 was held on May 31, 2017, in part to address Plaintiff’s representation in this matter. After
19 counsel for Plaintiff failed to appear at the May 31, 2017 hearing an order issued requiring Aman
20 Pradhan and Courtney Smith (now Courtney Hoyt) to show cause why sanctions should not issue
21 for the failure to appear. On June 5, 2017, Aman Pradhan filed a response to the order to show
22 cause, and Courtney Hoyt filed a response on June 6, 2017.
Mr. Pradhan and Ms. Hoyt were representing Plaintiff pro bono in this action and they
24 understood that the representation terminated upon entry of judgment in this action and that Mr.
25 Santana was notified of that fact. The Court notes this is consistent with Plaintiff’s notice of
26 appeal which states that he will be proceeding pro se in this action from “hereonout”. (Notice of
27 Appeal 1 n.1, ECF No. 190.)
Plaintiff’s attorneys have both moved on to different ventures. Mr. Pradham is now
1 working as a Deputy City Attorney for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and Ms. Hoyt
2 is currently employed as in house counsel at a company in Los Angeles. (ECF Nos. 217, 218.)
3 Neither attorney received notice to appear at the May 31, 2017 hearing because the e-mail
4 account on the docket is no longer active. Accordingly, the Court shall discharge the order to
5 show cause and direct the Clerk of the Court to terminate Aman Pradhan and Courtney Hoyt as
6 counsel of record for Plaintiff. Mr. Pradham and Ms. Hoyt are not required to appear at the June
7 14, 2017 hearing.
Based on the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
The order to show cause filed on June 1, 2017 is DISCHARGED;
The Office of the Clerk is DIRECTED to:
Terminate Aman Pradhan and Courtney Hoyt as attorney of record for Plaintiff;
Update Plaintiff’s address on the docket as he is now proceeding pro se in this
action as follows:
Andres Santana, Inmate No. K00977
Calipatria State Prison
PO Box 5002
Calipatria, CA 92233-5002
Send Plaintiff a change of address form;
Terminate Maria del Rosario Corona as a plaintiff and the California Department
of Corrections as a defendant in this action; and
A scheduling conference will be set for Friday, June 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm in
Courtroom 9. The parties shall appear telephonically.
22 IT IS SO ORDERED.
June 7, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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