Vistar Corporation v. Sierra Valley Restaurants, Inc. et al

Filing 37

ORDER FINDING NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA HAS NOT SUFFICIENTLY COMPLIED WITH LOCAL RULE 6-144 (e) signed by Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr on 8/26/09. (Mena-Sanchez, L)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 VISTAR CORPORATION, A Colorado corporation, ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) SIERRA VALLEY RESTAURANTS, INC., a ) corporation also known as Jack in ) the Box; CENTRAL VALLEY ) SERVICE, INC., a corporation also ) known as Jack in the Box; ) FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT, INC., a ) corporation also known as Jack in ) the Box; KOBRA ASSOCIATES, INC., ) a corporation also known as Jack ) in the Box; ABE ALIZADEH, an ) individual; NATIONAL BANK OF ) ARIZONA, Notice of Related Cases by) Plaintiff in 2:08-cv-02998-GEB-GGH ) ) Defendants. ) ) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 2:09-cv-02220-GEB-GGH ORDER FINDING NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA HAS NOT SUFFICIENTLY COMPLIED WITH LOCAL RULE 6-144(e) On August 26, 2009, National Bank of Arizona ("NBA") filed an emergency ex parte application concerning its motion to intervene and request to brief a pending motion for a preliminary injunction. Under Local Rule 6-144(e), "Ex parte applications to shorten time will not be granted except upon affidavit of counsel showing a satisfactory explanation for the need . . . of such an order and for the failure of counsel to obtain a stipulation for the issuance of such an order from other counsel . . . ." 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 NBA has been aware of the pendency of this action since August 11, 2009, yet waited until today to file the emergency application. (Decl. of Ray Sardo 7.) NBA's counsel indicates in a declaration that the ex parte relief NBA seeks is justified since counsel left a telephone recorded message with each counsel involved in this action about NBA's emergency application at about 3:30 p.m. yesterday, yet made no other attempt to obtain a stipulation from other counsel. (Decl. of Ray Sardo 12-15.) This is not a satisfactory explanation for either the need of an emergency order or for the failure to obtain a stipulation prescribed in Rule 6-144(e). denied. All counsel (including NBA through its counsel) shall confer regarding what NBA seeks to do. This conference should Therefore, NBA's application is obviate the need for the emergency relief NBA appears bent on seeking if counsel can not arrive at a reasonable solution. Dated: August 26, 2009 GARLAND E. BURRELL, JR. United States District Judge 2

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