United States of America et al v. Folger

Filing 4

ORDER DIRECTING PARTIES TO FILE A CONSENT OR DECLINATION FORM. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 12/29/2005. (mejlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/29/2005)

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United States of America et al v. Folger Doc. 4 Case 3:05-cv-05209-SC Document 4 Filed 12/29/2005 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court 11 12 F o r the N o r t h e r n D i s t r i c t of C a l i f o r n i a UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and EARLVEEN HAWKINS, Revenue Officer, Petitioners, vs. ALEXANDRA FOLGER, Respondent. / No. C 05-5209 MEJ ORDER DIRECTING PARTIES TO FILE CONSENT/DECLINATION FORM 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pending before the Court is Defendants' Order to Show Cause, filed on December 16, 2005. Upon review of the record in this action, the Court notes that the parties have not filed written 19 20 consents to Magistrate Judge James' jurisdiction or requests for reassignment to a United States 21 District Court judge for trial. This civil case was randomly assigned to United States Magistrate 22 Judge Maria-Elena James for all purposes including trial. In accordance with Title 28, U.S.C. 23 636(c), the Magistrate Judges of this District Court are designated to conduct any and all 24 proceedings in a civil case, including a jury or non-jury trial, and to order the entry of final 25 judgment, upon the consent of the parties. An appeal from a judgment entered by Magistrate Judge 26 James may be taken directly to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the same 27 manner as an appeal from any other judgment of a district court. 28 Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:05-cv-05209-SC Document 4 Filed 12/29/2005 Page 2 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 You have the right to have your case assigned to a United States District Judge for trial and disposition. Accordingly, the parties shall inform the Court whether they consent to Magistrate Judge James' jurisdiction or request reassignment to a United States District Judge for trial. A copy of both the consent and declination forms may be obtained from the Northern District of California's website at http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/. From the homepage, click on the "Forms" tab on the left margin, then choose "Civil." The parties shall inform the Court as soon as possible, but no later than January 12, 2006. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 29, 2005 MARIA-ELENA JAMES United States Magistrate Judge United States District Court 11 12 F o r the N o r t h e r n D i s t r i c t of C a l i f o r n i a 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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