Farrell v. AT&T Mobility LLC et al

Filing 6

ORDER to SHOW CAUSE signed by Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr. on 10/25/2011 ORDERING Show Cause Response due by 4:00 PM on 11/21/2011; Scheduling Conference RESCHEDULED to 1/30/2012 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 10 (GEB) before Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr.; A status report shall be filed no later than 14 days prior to the status conference.(Reader, L)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 TARA FARRELL, an individual, Plaintiff, 11 12 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) v. 17 AT&T MOBILITY LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company; AT&T INC., a Delaware Corporation; AT&T CORPORATION, a New York Corporation; AT&T MOBILITY WIRELESS OPERATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., a Delaware Corporation; and DOES 1-100, jointly and severally, 18 Defendants. ________________________________ 13 14 15 16 2:11-cv-02325-GEB-CKD ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE AND CONTINUING STATUS (PRETRIAL SCHEDULING) CONFERENCE; FED. R. CIV. P. 4(M) NOTICE 19 20 The September 1, 2011, Order Setting Status (Pretrial 21 Scheduling) Conference scheduled a status conference in this case on 22 November 7, 2011, and required the parties to file a joint status report 23 no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the scheduling conference. The 24 September 1, 2011, Order further required that a status report be filed 25 regardless of whether a joint report could be procured. No status report 26 was filed as ordered. 27 Therefore, Plaintiff is Ordered to Show Cause (“OSC”) in a 28 writing to be filed no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 21, 2011, why 1 1 sanctions should not be imposed against her and/or her counsel under 2 Rule 16(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for failure to file 3 a timely status report. The written response shall also state whether 4 Plaintiff or her counsel is at fault, and whether a hearing is requested 5 on the OSC.1 If a hearing is requested, it will be held on January 30, 6 2012, at 9:00 a.m., just prior to the status conference, which is 7 rescheduled to that date and time. A status report shall be filed no 8 later than fourteen (14) days prior to the status conference. 9 Further, Plaintiff is notified under Rule 4(m) of the Federal 10 Rules of Civil Procedure that any defendant not served with process 11 within the 120 day period prescribed in that Rule may be dismissed as a 12 defendant. To avoid dismissal, on or before January 3, 2012 Plaintiff 13 shall file proof of service for any unserved defendant or a sufficient 14 explanation why service was not effected within Rule 4(m)’s prescribed 15 service period. 16 17 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 25, 2011 18 19 GARLAND E. BURRELL, JR. United States District Judge 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 “If the fault lies with the attorney, that is where the impact of sanction should be lodged. If the fault lies with the clients, that is where the impact of the sanction should be lodged.” Matter of Sanction of Baker, 744 F.2d 1438, 1442 (10th Cir. 1984), cert. denied, 471 U.S. 1014 (1985). Sometimes the faults of attorneys, and their consequences, are visited upon clients. In re Hill, 775 F.2d 1385, 1387 (9th Cir. 1985). 2

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