Jones v. Wong et al

Filing 39

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 09/06/17 ORDERING within fourteen days after the filing date of this order, Mr. Cregger shall file and serve the following: (1) a responsive pleading on behalf of defendant Cuppy and (2) a verified statement showing cause for counsels delay and demonstrating why sanctions should not be imposed under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b) and Local Rule 110 for delaying the proceedings in this action. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(c)(3). Failure of coun sel to timely comply with this order shall result in the imposition of appropriate sanctions. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order on Thomas A. Creggerat Cregger & Chalfant LLP, 701 University Avenue, Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95825, and at tac@creggerlaw.com. (Plummer, M) Modified on 9/7/2017 (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 ARTHUR GLENN JONES, SR., 12 13 14 15 No. 2:15-cv-0734 GEB AC P Plaintiff, v. ORDER SAM WONG, et al., Defendants. 16 17 On August 24, 2017, counsel for defendant Cuppy (Mr. Thomas A. Cregger) signed and 18 mailed a “Waiver of Service of Summons,” which stated “I understand that a judgment any be 19 entered against me (or the party on whose behalf I am acting) if an answer or motion under Rule 20 12 is not filed within the U.S. District Court and served upon plaintiff within 60 days after 21 5/8/17.” ECF No. 38 at 1. That deadline had already long since passed by the time counsel 22 signed and returned the waiver, yet counsel has not filed a responsive pleading on behalf of 23 defendant Cuppy or otherwise communicated with the court and has instead allowed another two 24 weeks to pass since signing the waiver. Failure to timely file a pleading responsive to plaintiff’s 25 complaint renders defendant Cuppy vulnerable to default in this action. Fed. R. Civ. P. 55. 26 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 27 1. Within fourteen days after the filing date of this order, Mr. Cregger shall file and serve 28 the following: (1) a responsive pleading on behalf of defendant Cuppy and (2) a verified 1 1 statement showing cause for counsel’s delay and demonstrating why sanctions should not be 2 imposed under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b) and Local Rule 110 for delaying the 3 proceedings in this action. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(c)(3). Failure of counsel to timely comply with 4 this order shall result in the imposition of appropriate sanctions. See L.R. 110; Fed. R. Civ. P. 5 11(c)(4). 6 2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order on Thomas A. Cregger 7 at Cregger & Chalfant LLP, 701 University Avenue, Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95825, and at 8 tac@creggerlaw.com. 9 10 IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: September 6, 2017 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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