Winkleman v. CDCR, et al

Filing 20

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd on 07/23/14 ordering that within 30 days from the date of this order, plaintiff shall file an opposition to defendants' motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment. (Plummer, M)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 JOHN PATRICK WINKLEMAN, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 15 No. 2:13-cv-1480 DAD P v. ORDER CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION et al., 16 Defendants. 17 On June 12, 2014, defendants filed a motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint pursuant to 18 19 Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) and a motion for summary judgment in their favor 20 pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56. Plaintiff has not opposed either motion. Local Rule 230(l) provides in part: “Failure of the responding party to file written 21 22 opposition or to file a statement of no opposition may be deemed a waiver of any opposition to 23 the granting of the motion . . . .” On March 12, 2014, plaintiff was advised of the requirements 24 for filing an opposition to these kinds of motions and was cautioned that failure to oppose such 25 motions may be deemed a waiver of opposition to the motions.1 26 ///// 27 28 1 The court attached to the March 12, 2014 order the requirements for opposing a motion for summary judgment based on failure to exhaust administrative remedies. 1 1 Local Rule 110 provides that failure to comply with the Local Rules “may be grounds for 2 imposition of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the inherent power of 3 the Court.” In the order filed March 12, 2014, plaintiff was advised that failure to comply with 4 the Local Rules may result in a recommendation that the action be dismissed. 5 Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, within thirty days of the date of 6 this order, plaintiff shall file an opposition, if any, to defendants’ motion to dismiss and motion 7 for summary judgment. Failure to file an opposition to these motions will be deemed as a 8 statement of non-opposition and shall result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed 9 pursuant Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b). Alternatively, if plaintiff no longer wishes to 10 proceed with this case he may file a request to voluntarily dismiss this action. 11 Dated: July 23, 2014 12 13 14 DAD:9 wunj1480.46 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 1 Rand Notice to Plaintiff 2 This notice is provided to ensure that you, a pro se prisoner plaintiff, “have fair, timely and adequate notice 3 of what is required” to oppose a motion for summary judgment. See Woods v. Carey, 684 F.3d 934 (9th Cir. 2012); 4 Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 957 (9th Cir. 1998). The court requires that you be provided with this notice 5 regarding the requirements for opposing a motion for summary judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil 6 Procedure. When a defendant moves for summary judgment, the defendant is requesting that the court grant judgment 7 8 9 10 in defendant’s favor without a trial. If there is no real dispute about any fact that would affect the result of your case, the defendant who asked for summary judgment is entitled to judgment as a matter of law, which will end your case against that defendant. A motion for summary judgment will set forth the facts that the defendant asserts are not reasonably subject to dispute and that entitle the defendant to judgment. 11 To oppose a motion for summary judgment, you must show proof of your claims. 2 To do this, you may 12 refer to specific statements made in your complaint if you signed your complaint under penalty of perjury and if your 13 complaint shows that you have personal knowledge of the matters stated. You may also submit declarations setting 14 15 16 17 forth the facts that you believe prove your claims, as long as the person who signs the declaration has personal knowledge of the facts stated. You may also submit all or part of deposition transcripts, answers to interrogatories, admissions, and other authenticated documents. For each of the facts listed in the defendant’s Statement of Undisputed Facts, you must admit the facts that are undisputed, and deny the facts that are disputed. If you deny a 18 fact, you must cite to the proof that you rely on to support your denial. See L.R. 260(b). If you fail to contradict the 19 defendant’s evidence with your own evidence, the court may accept the defendant’s evidence as the truth and grant 20 the motion. 21 The court will consider a request to postpone consideration of the defendant’s motion if you submit a 22 declaration showing that for a specific reason you cannot present such facts in your opposition. If you do not respond 23 to the motion, the court may consider your failure to act as a waiver of your opposition. See L.R. 230(l). If the court grants the defendant’s motion, whether opposed or unopposed, judgment will be entered for that 24 25 defendant without a trial and the case will be closed as to that defendant. 26 27 28 2 If the motion for summary judgment concerns the exhaustion of administrative remedies, you must submit proof of specific facts regarding the exhaustion of administrative remedies. See Stratton v. Buck, 697 F.3d 1004, 1008 (9th Cir. 2012); Albino v. Baca, 747 F.3d 1162 (9th Cir. April 3, 2014). 3

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