State Farm General Insurance Company v. Broan-NuTone LLC
ORDER DISCHARGING ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE (ECF NO. 20 ), signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 11/29/2017. (Bernacchi, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
STATE FARM GENERAL
Case No. 1:17-cv-00611-DAD-MJS
ORDER DISCHARGING ORDER TO SHOW
(ECF NO. 20)
Defendants initiated this action on April 28, 2017 with the filing of a notice of
removal of the action from state court. (ECF No. 1.) On May 1, 2017, Plaintiff’s counsel,
Robin Genchel, was directed to register for the Court’s electronic case management and
electronic case filing system, CM/ECF. (ECF No. 6.) The notice requiring such
registration was mailed to counsel’s address of record. It subsequently was returned as
undeliverable on May 15, 2017.
On November 16, 2017, the Court ordered Plaintiff’s counsel to show cause why
she should not be sanctioned for failure to obey Local Rules requiring her to register for
CM/ECF and apprise the Court of her current address. (ECF No. 20.) Counsel timely
responded on November 29, 2017. (ECF No. 21.)
In her declaration, Counsel states that she has now registered for CM/ECF and
has provided the Court with her current address. Additionally, however, she contends
that she is not, in fact, attorney of record for Plaintiff, but merely assisting true lead
counsel, attorney David B. Pillemer of the same firm.
Regardless of the division of labor within her firm, counsel is shown on the docket
as “Lead Attorney/Attorney to be Noticed” and will remain such, with all attendant
responsibilities, unless and until that designation is changed. Counsel is invited to visit
the Court’s website for direction on accomplishing any such change.
Nevertheless, the Court finds counsel’s declaration and actions following the
show cause order sufficient to excuse her failure to follow court rules. Therefore, the
order to show cause is HEREBY DISCHARGED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
November 29, 2017
Michael J. Seng
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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