Blacher v. Johnson et al

Filing 110

ORDER REQUIRING Plaintiff to File Opposition or Statement of Non-Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment within Thirty Days signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 6/20/2017. (Sant Agata, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 11 MARLON BLACHER, 12 v. 13 14 Case No. 1:12-cv-01159-EPG (PC) Plaintiff, ORDER REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO FILE OPPOSITION OR STATEMENT OF NONOPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS S. JOHNSON, 15 Defendant 16 17 Marlon Blacher (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in 18 this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On May 23, 2017, Defendant filed a motion 19 for summary judgment. (ECF No. 106). Plaintiff was required to file an opposition or a statement 20 of non-opposition to the motion within twenty-one days, Local Rule 230(l), but did not do so. 21 Local Rule 230(l) provides that the failure to oppose a motion “may be deemed a waiver 22 of any opposition to the granting of the motion and may result in the imposition of sanctions.” 23 While a motion for summary judgment cannot be granted by default, Heinemann v. Satterberg, 24 731 F.3d 914, 916 (9th Cir. 2013), the Court does have other options when a party fails to 25 respond. For example, if Plaintiff fails to respond, the Court may treat the facts asserted by 26 Defendant as undisputed. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(e)(2). 27 Accordingly, based on the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that within thirty days 28 from the date of service of this order, Plaintiff shall file an opposition or a statement of non1 1 2 opposition to the motion for summary judgment filed by Defendant. Failure to respond may result in a recommendation that Plaintiff’s case be dismissed. 3 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: June 20, 2017 /s/ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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