Gonzales v. Podsakoff, et al.

Filing 50

SECOND INFORMATIONAL ORDER - NOTICE and Warning of Requirements for Opposing Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 9/13/2017. 21-day deadline. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 9 MICHAEL GONZALES, Plaintiff, 10 11 12 13 v. PODSAKOFF, et al., Case No. 1:15-cv-00924-DAD-SKO (PC) SECOND INFORMATIONAL ORDER - NOTICE AND WARNING OF REQUIREMENTS FOR OPPOSING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (Doc. 49) Defendants. TWENTY-ONE (21) DAY DEADLINE 14 15 Plaintiff, Michael Gonzales, is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis 16 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Defendants filed a motion for an order requiring security and for 17 summary judgment based on Plaintiff’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies prior to filing 18 suit. (Doc. 49.) Pursuant to Woods v. Carey, 684 F.3d 934 (9th Cir. 2012), cert denied --- U.S. -- 19 -, 135 S.Ct. 228 (2014), Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952 (9th Cir. 1998), and Klingele v. 20 Eikenberry, 849 F.2d 409 (9th Cir. 1988), the Court hereby notifies Plaintiff of the rights and 21 requirements for opposing the motion. 22 23 24 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 25 Defendants’ motion. Local Rule 230(l). If Plaintiff fails to file an opposition or a statement of 26 non-opposition to the motion, this action may be dismissed, with prejudice, for failure to 27 prosecute. The opposition or statement of non-opposition must be filed not more than 21 days 28 after the date of service of the motion. Id. 1 1 3. A motion for summary judgment is a request for judgment on some or all of Plaintiff’s 2 claims in favor of Defendants without trial. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(a). Defendants’ motion sets forth 3 the facts which they contend are not reasonably subject to dispute and that entitle them to 4 judgment as a matter of law. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c). This is called the Statement of Undisputed 5 Facts. Local Rule 260(a). 6 Plaintiff has the right to oppose a motion for summary judgment. To oppose the motion, 7 Plaintiff must show proof of his claims. Plaintiff may agree with the facts set forth in 8 Defendants’ motion but argue that Defendants are not entitled to judgment as a matter of law. 9 In the alternative, if Plaintiff does not agree with the facts set forth in Defendants’ motion, 10 Plaintiff may show that Defendants’ facts are disputed in one or more of the following ways: (1) 11 Plaintiff may rely upon statements made under the penalty of perjury in the complaint or the 12 opposition if (a) the complaint or opposition shows that Plaintiff has personal knowledge of the 13 matters stated and (b) Plaintiff calls to the Court’s attention those parts of the complaint or 14 opposition upon which Plaintiff relies; (2) Plaintiff may serve and file declarations setting forth 15 the facts which Plaintiff believes prove his claims;1 (3) Plaintiff may rely upon written records but 16 Plaintiff must prove that the records are what he claims they are;2 or (4) Plaintiff may rely upon 17 all or any part of the transcript of one or more depositions, answers to interrogatories, or 18 admissions obtained in this proceeding. Should Plaintiff fail to contradict Defendants= motion 19 with declarations or other evidence, Defendants= evidence will be taken as truth, and final 20 judgment may be entered without a full trial. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(e). 21 In opposing Defendants' motion for summary judgment, Local Rule 260(b) requires 22 Plaintiff to reproduce Defendants' itemized facts in the Statement of Undisputed Facts and admit 23 those facts which are undisputed and deny those which are disputed. If Plaintiff disputes (denies) 24 a fact, Plaintiff must cite to the evidence used to support that denial (e.g., pleading, declaration, 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: AI 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 deposition, interrogatory answer, admission, or other document). Local Rule 260(b). 2 4. If discovery has not yet been opened or if discovery is still open and Plaintiff is not yet 3 able to present facts to justify the opposition to the motion, the Court will consider a request to 4 postpone consideration of Defendants' motion. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(d). Any request to postpone 5 consideration of Defendants' motion for summary judgment must include the following: (1) a 6 declaration setting forth the specific facts Plaintiff hopes to elicit from further discovery, (2) a 7 showing that the facts exist, and (3) a showing that the facts are essential to opposing the motion 8 for summary judgment. Blough v. Holland Realty, Inc., 574 F.3d 1084, 1091 n.5 (9th Cir. 2009); 9 Tatum v. City and County of San Francisco, 441 F.3d 1090, 1100-01 (9th Cir. 2006); State of 10 California v. Campbell, 138 F.3d 772, 779 (9th Cir. 1998). The request to postpone the motion 11 for summary judgment must identify what information is sought and how it would preclude 12 summary judgment. Blough, 574 F.3d at 1091 n.5; Tatum, 441 F.3d at 1100-01; Margolis v. 13 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 14 15 perjury have no evidentiary value. 16 6. The failure of any party to comply with this order, the Federal Rules of Civil 17 Procedure, or the Local Rules of the Eastern District of California may result in the 18 imposition of sanctions including but not limited to dismissal of the action. 19 20 21 22 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: September 13, 2017 /s/ Sheila K. Oberto UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 .

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