Watts v. Ramos, et al

Filing 61

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison on 7/17/12 ORDERING that plaintiff may file a supplemental opposition to defendants motion for summary judgment within 30 days of the date of this order; and defendant may file a supplemental reply within 15 days after service of any supplemental opposition. (Dillon, M)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 TIMOTHY WATTS, 12 No. 2:09-CV-1515-KJM-CMK-P Plaintiff, 13 vs. 14 R. RAMOS, et al., 15 ORDER Defendants. 16 / 17 18 Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. 19 On September 8, 2011, defendants filed a motion for summary judgment. That 20 motion was not, however, accompanied by a contemporaneous notice to plaintiff advising him as 21 to his obligations in opposing a motion for summary judgment. The court will now provide that 22 notice and also provide plaintiff an opportunity to file a supplemental opposition in light of this 23 notice. Defendants will also be permitted to file a supplemental reply. If no supplemental 24 opposition is filed within the time provided herein, the matter will stand submitted on the current 25 record. 26 /// 1 1 Pursuant to Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 957 (9th Cir. 1998) (en banc), and 2 Klingele v. Eikenberry, 849 F.2d 409 (9th Cir. 1988), plaintiff is advised of the following 3 requirements for opposing a motion for summary judgment made by defendants pursuant to Rule 4 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Such a motion is a request for an order for judgment 5 in favor of defendants without trial. A defendant’s motion for summary judgment will set forth 6 the facts that the defendants contend are not reasonably subject to dispute and that entitle the 7 defendants to judgment. To oppose a motion for summary judgment, plaintiff must show proof 8 of his or her claims. Plaintiff may do this in one or more of the following ways. Plaintiff may 9 rely upon statements made under the penalty of perjury in the complaint if the complaint shows 10 that plaintiff has personal knowledge of the matters stated and plaintiff calls to the court’s 11 attention those parts of the complaint upon which plaintiff relies. Plaintiff may serve and file one 12 or more affidavits or declarations setting forth the facts that plaintiff believes prove plaintiff’s 13 claims; the person who signs an affidavit or declaration must have personal knowledge of the 14 facts stated. Plaintiff may rely upon written records, but plaintiff must prove that the records are 15 what plaintiff claims they are. Plaintiff may rely upon all or any part of the transcript of one or 16 more depositions, answers to interrogatories, or admissions obtained in this proceeding. If 17 plaintiff fails to contradict the defendants’ evidence with counteraffidavits or other admissible 18 evidence, the defendants’ evidence may be taken as the truth and the defendants’ motion for 19 summary judgment granted. If there is some good reason why such facts are not available to 20 plaintiff when required to oppose a motion for summary judgment, the court will consider a 21 request to postpone considering the defendants’ motion. If plaintiff does not serve and file a 22 written opposition to the motion or a request to postpone consideration of the motion, the court 23 may consider the failure to act as a waiver of opposition to the defendants’ motion. If the 24 defendants’ motion for summary judgment, whether opposed or unopposed, is granted, judgment 25 will be entered for the defendants without a trial and the case will be closed. 26 /// 2 1 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 2 1. 3 4 5 Plaintiff may file a supplemental opposition to defendant’s motion for summary judgment within 30 days of the date of this order; and 2. Defendant may file a supplemental reply within 15 days after service of any supplemental opposition. 6 7 8 9 DATED: July 17, 2012 ______________________________________ CRAIG M. KELLISON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 3

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