Cida v. Lee et al
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 2/21/2018 ORDERING plaintiff to file an opposition, if any, to 44 Motion for Summary Judgment within 14 days from the date of this order. (Henshaw, R)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. 2:13-cv-2289 MCE KJN P
BONNIE LEE, M.D., et al.,
Plaintiff is a state prisoner, proceeding without counsel. On November 20, 2017,
defendants filed a motion for summary judgment pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56.
On January 10, 2018, plaintiff was granted an extension of time up to and including February 11,
2018, to file an opposition. That date has now passed, and plaintiff has not opposed the motion,
despite having three months to do so.
Local Rule 230(l) provides in part: “Failure of the responding party to file written
opposition or to file a statement of no opposition may be deemed a waiver of any opposition to
the granting of the motion . . . .” Id. On January 20, 2017, and November 20, 2017, plaintiff was
advised of the requirements for filing an opposition to a motion and that failure to oppose such a
motion may be deemed a waiver of opposition to the motion. See Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d
952, 957 (9th Cir. 1998) (en banc), and Klingele v. Eikenberry, 849 F.2d 409, 411-12 (9th Cir.
Local Rule 110 provides that failure to comply with the Local Rules “may be grounds for
imposition of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the inherent power of
the Court.” Id. In the order filed January 20, 2017, plaintiff was also advised that failure to
comply with the Local Rules may result in a recommendation that the action be dismissed.
Finally, Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides:
Involuntary Dismissal; Effect. If the plaintiff fails to prosecute or
to comply with these rules or a court order, a defendant may move
to dismiss the action or any claim against it. Unless the dismissal
order states otherwise, a dismissal under this subdivision (b) and
any dismissal not under this rule--except one for lack of
jurisdiction, improper venue, or failure to join a party under Rule
19--operates as an adjudication on the merits.
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, within fourteen days from the
date of this order, plaintiff shall file an opposition, if any, to the motion for summary judgment.
Failure to file an opposition will be deemed as consent to have the: (a) action dismissed for lack
of prosecution; and (b) action dismissed based on plaintiff’s failure to comply with these rules
and a court order. Such failure shall result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed
pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b).
Dated: February 21, 2018
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