Brown v. Hass et al

Filing 21

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 8/21/2017 ORDERING plaintiff, within 21 days of the date of this order, to file either an opposition or a statement of no opposition to 19 Motion for Summary Judgment. (Henshaw, R)

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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 MICHAEL WALLACE BROWN, 12 13 14 No. 2:15-cv-0155-JAM-EFB P Plaintiff, v. ORDER KEVIN HASS, et al., 15 Defendants. 16 17 Plaintiff is a former county inmate proceeding without counsel in an action brought under 18 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On July 7, 2017, defendants filed a motion for summary judgment and 19 informed plaintiff of the requirements for opposing a motion for summary judgment. See Fed. R. 20 Civ. P. 56; Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 962-63 (9th Cir. 1998). Plaintiff has not filed an 21 opposition or a statement of no opposition to the motion. 22 In cases in which one party is incarcerated and proceeding without counsel, motions 23 ordinarily are submitted on the record without oral argument. E.D. Cal. Local Rule 230(l).1 24 “Opposition, if any, to the granting of the motion shall be served and filed by the responding 25 party not more than twenty-one (21), days after the date of service of the motion. ” Id. A 26 responding party’s failure “to file an opposition or to file a statement of no opposition may be 27 28 1 That rule continues to apply in this action. Local Rule 230(l) remains in effect regardless of plaintiff’s current custodial status. See ECF No. 12 at page 3, paragraph 9. 1 1 deemed a waiver of any opposition to the granting of the motion and may result in the imposition 2 of sanctions.” Id. Furthermore, a party’s failure to comply with any order or with the Local 3 Rules “may be grounds for imposition by the Court of any and all sanctions authorized by statute 4 or Rule or within the inherent power of the Court.” E.D. Cal. Local Rule 110. The court may 5 recommend that an action be dismissed with or without prejudice, as appropriate, if a party 6 disobeys an order or the Local Rules. See Ferdik v. Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1263 (9th Cir. 7 1992) (district court did not abuse discretion in dismissing pro se plaintiff’s complaint for failing 8 to obey an order to re-file an amended complaint to comply with Federal Rules of Civil 9 Procedure); Carey v. King, 856 F.2d 1439, 1440-41 (9th Cir. 1988) (dismissal for pro se 10 plaintiff’s failure to comply with local rule regarding notice of change of address affirmed). 11 On June 27, 2016, the court advised plaintiff of the requirements for filing an opposition 12 to the motion, that failure to oppose such a motion may be deemed a waiver of opposition to the 13 motion and that failure to comply with the Local Rules may result in dismissal. 14 Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that, within 21 days of the date of this order, 15 plaintiff shall file either an opposition to the motion or a statement of no opposition. Failure to 16 comply with this order may result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed without 17 prejudice. 18 DATED: August 21, 2017. 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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