Jacobsen v. People of the State of California

Filing 119

SECOND INFORMATIONAL ORDER - Notice and Warning of Requirements for Opposing Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 6/12/17. 21-Day Deadline. (Marrujo, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 MICHAEL NEIL JACOBSEN, 12 13 14 15 16 Plaintiff, v. PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, et al., Case No. 1:14-cv-00108-JLT (PC) SECOND INFORMATIONAL ORDER NOTICE AND WARNING OF REQUIREMENTS FOR OPPOSING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (Doc. 114, 116) Defendants. 21-DAY DEADLINE 17 18 Defendants Barahas and Diaz have filed a motion for summary judgment on the merits of 19 Plaintiff’s claims and on the basis that Plaintiff failed to exhaust available administrative 20 remedies on his claims before initiating this action. (Docs. 114, 116.) Pursuant to Woods v. 21 Carey, 684 F.3d 934 (9th Cir. 2012), cert denied --- U.S. ---, 135 S.Ct. 228 (2014), Rand v. 22 Rowland, 154 F.3d 952 (9th Cir. 1998), and Klingele v. Eikenberry, 849 F.2d 409 (9th Cir. 1988), 23 the Court hereby notifies Plaintiff of the rights and requirements for opposing these motions. 24 25 26 1. Unless otherwise ordered, all motions for summary judgment are briefed in accordance with Local Rule 230(l). 2. Plaintiff is required to file an opposition or a statement of non-opposition to 27 Defendants’ motion for summary judgment. Local Rule 230(l). If Plaintiff fails to file an 28 opposition or a statement of non-opposition to the motion, Defendants Barahas and Diaz 1 1 and all claims against them may be dismissed, with prejudice, for failure to prosecute. The 2 opposition or statement of non-opposition must be filed not more than 21 days after the date of 3 service of the motion. Id. It appears that Plaintiff’s residence has recently changed. (See Doc. 4 118.) It is noted that Defendant Nurse Monica Choe recently also filed a motion for summary 5 judgment. (Doc. 109.) Given these circumstances and Plaintiff’s pro se status, Plaintiff is 6 granted an extension of time to file an opposition or statement of non-opposition to the motions 7 for summary judgment filed by Defendants Choe, Barahas, and Diaz (Docs. 109, 114, 116) 8 within 21 days of the date of service of this order. 3. A motion for summary judgment is a request for judgment on some or all of Plaintiff=s 9 10 claims in favor of Defendants without a trial. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(a). Defendants’ motion sets 11 forth the facts which she contends are not reasonably subject to dispute and that entitle them to 12 judgment as a matter of law. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c). This is called the Statement of Undisputed 13 Facts. Local Rule 260(a). Plaintiff has the right to oppose a motion for summary judgment. To oppose the motion, 14 15 Plaintiff must show proof of his claims. Plaintiff may agree with the facts set forth in 16 Defendants’ motion but argue that Defendants are not entitled to judgment as a matter of law. In the alternative, if Plaintiff does not agree with the facts set forth in Defendants’ 17 18 motion, Plaintiff may show that Defendants’ facts are disputed in one or more of the following 19 ways: (1) Plaintiff may rely upon statements made under the penalty of perjury in the complaint 20 or the opposition if (a) the complaint or opposition shows that Plaintiff has personal knowledge of 21 the matters stated and (b) Plaintiff calls to the Court’s attention those parts of the complaint or 22 opposition upon which Plaintiff relies; (2) Plaintiff may serve and file declarations setting forth 23 the facts which Plaintiff believes prove his claims;1 (3) Plaintiff may rely upon written records but 24 Plaintiff must prove that the records are what he claims they are;2 or (4) Plaintiff may rely upon 25 1 26 27 28 A declaration is a written statement setting forth facts (1) which are admissible in evidence, (2) which are based on the personal knowledge of the person giving the statement, and (3) to which the person giving the statement is competent to testify. 28 U.S.C. ' 1746; Fed.R.Civ.P. 56(c)(4). A declaration must be dated and signed under penalty of perjury as follows: “I declare (or certify, verify or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).” 28 U.S.C. ' 1746. 2 Sworn or certified copies of all papers referred to in the declaration must be included. Fed.R.Civ.P. 56(e). 2 1 all or any part of the transcript of one or more depositions, answers to interrogatories, or 2 admissions obtained in this proceeding. Should Plaintiff fail to contradict Defendants’ motion 3 with declarations or other evidence, Defendants’ evidence will be taken as truth, and final 4 judgment may be entered without a full trial. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(e). 5 In opposing Defendants’ motion for summary judgment, Local Rule 260(b) requires 6 Plaintiff to reproduce Defendants’ itemized facts in the Statement of Undisputed Facts and admit 7 those facts which are undisputed and deny those which are disputed. If Plaintiff disputes (denies) 8 a fact, Plaintiff must cite to the evidence used to support that denial (e.g., pleading, declaration, 9 deposition, interrogatory answer, admission, or other document). Local Rule 260(b). 10 4. If discovery has not yet been opened or if discovery is still open and Plaintiff is not yet 11 able to present facts to justify the opposition to the motion, the Court will consider a request to 12 postpone consideration of Defendants’ motion. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(d). Any request to postpone 13 consideration of Defendants’ motion for summary judgment must include the following: (1) a 14 declaration setting forth the specific facts Plaintiff hopes to elicit from further discovery, (2) a 15 showing that the facts exist, and (3) a showing that the facts are essential to opposing the motion 16 for summary judgment. Blough v. Holland Realty, Inc., 574 F.3d 1084, 1091 n.5 (9th Cir. 2009); 17 Tatum v. City and County of San Francisco, 441 F.3d 1090, 1100-01 (9th Cir. 2006); State of 18 California v. Campbell, 138 F.3d 772, 779 (9th Cir. 1998). The request to postpone the motion 19 for summary judgment must identify what information is sought and how it would preclude 20 summary judgment. Blough, 574 F.3d at 1091 n.5; Tatum, 441 F.3d at 1100-01; Margolis v. 21 Ryan, 140 F.3d 850, 853 (9th Cir. 1998); Local Rule 260(b). 5. Unsigned declarations will be stricken and declarations not signed under penalty of 22 23 perjury have no evidentiary value. 24 /// 25 /// 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 3 1 6. The failure of any party to comply with this order, the Federal Rules of Civil 2 Procedure, or the Local Rules of the Eastern District of California may result in the imposition of 3 sanctions including but not limited to dismissal of the action. 4 5 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: June 12, 2017 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 4

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