Gil v. Spalding et al

Filing 51

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 8/22/2017 ORDERING plaintiff to file an opposition, if any, to 43 Motion for Summary Judgment within 30 days from the date of this order and GRANTING 44 Motion to Stay Discovery. (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 ARMANDO GIL, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 No. 2:16-cv-0587 GEB KJN P v. ORDER S. SPALDING, et al., 15 Defendants. 16 17 On July 13, 2017, defendants filed a motion for summary judgment on the issue of 18 exhaustion pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56, and a motion to stay discovery 19 pending resolution of the motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff has not opposed either motion. 20 Local Rule 230(l) provides in part: “Failure of the responding party to file written 21 opposition or to file a statement of no opposition may be deemed a waiver of any opposition to 22 the granting of the motion . . . .” Id. On November 4, 2016, and July 13, 2017, plaintiff was 23 advised of the requirements for filing an opposition to a motion and that failure to oppose such a 24 motion may be deemed a waiver of opposition to the motion. See Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 25 952, 957 (9th Cir. 1998) (en banc), and Klingele v. Eikenberry, 849 F.2d 409, 411-12 (9th Cir. 26 1988). 27 Local Rule 110 provides that failure to comply with the Local Rules “may be grounds for 28 imposition of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the inherent power of 1 1 the Court.” Id. In the order filed November 4, 2016, plaintiff was also advised that failure to 2 comply with the Local Rules may result in a recommendation that the action be dismissed. 3 Finally, Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides: 4 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. 5 6 7 8 9 Id. Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, within thirty days from the date 10 of this order, plaintiff shall file an opposition, if any, to the motion for summary judgment. 11 Failure to file an opposition will be deemed as consent to have the: (a) action dismissed for lack 12 of prosecution; and (b) action dismissed based on plaintiff’s failure to comply with these rules 13 and a court order. Such failure shall result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed 14 pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b). 15 Further, IT IS ORDERED that defendants’ motion to stay discovery (ECF No. 44) is 16 granted; defendants are relieved of their obligation to respond to plaintiff’s discovery pertaining 17 to the merits of his claims, and all discovery is stayed, pending resolution of the instant motion 18 for summary judgment. 19 Dated: August 22, 2017 20 21 22 gil0587.nop+stay 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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