Karim v. Mukasey et al

Filing 15

ORDER re: monetary sanctions and order to show cause. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 09/25/08. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/26/2008)

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Shah Peerally (CA Bar No: 230818) Erich Keefe (CA Bar No: 226746) LAW OFFICES OF SHAH PEERALLY 4510 Peralta Blvd, Suite 23 Fremont, CA 94536 Telephone: (510) 742 5887 Fax: (510) 742 5877 Attorneys for Plaintiff UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA ________________________ ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) Case No. C 08-1920 TEH vs. ) ) Michael Mukasey, Attorney General of the ) PETITIONER'S RESPONSE United States; Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the ) TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Department of Homeland Security; Emilio ) AND [PROPOSED] ORDER Gonzalez, Director of United States Citizenship & ) Immigration Services; Robert S. Mueller, III, ) Christina Poulos, Director of the California Service ) Center; Robin Barrett, USCIS District Director, ) et al; ) Defendants ) __________________________________________) Bashir Karim, RESPONSE TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE In the attached declaration of Erich Keefe, counsel for the Plaintiff explains the circumstances surrounding his failure to appear at the September 8, 2008 case management conference and the measures that he has taken to ensure that this never happens again. His failure was not intentional, nor was it part of a pattern of carelessness, and backup calendaring procedures have been instituted to address the underlying reasons for his failure to appear. RESPONSE TO OSC 1 NO C 08-1920 TEH CONCLUSION It is respectfully requested that the court grant a one-time excuse from the imposition of monetary sanctions and that the OSC matter be vacated from the court's calendar. Dated: September 22, 2008 ______/s/_____________ Erich Keefe Attorney for Petitioner _______/s/____________1 Shah Peerally Attorney for Petitioner ORDER Plaintiff's counsel, Erich Keefe, was ordered to show cause at a hearing before this Court on October 29, 2008 why monetary sanctions should not be imposed for his failure to appear at the case management conference on September 8, 2008. After considering the declaration of Erich Keefe regarding the circumstances of his failure to appear and the measures that he has taken to ensure that it never happens again, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT monetary sanctions not be imposed and that the order to show cause hearing be taken off of the court's calendar. Dated: 09/25/08 UNIT ED THELTON E. HENDERSON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE S S DISTRICT TE C TA N F I hereby attest that I have on file all holograph signatures for any signatures indicated by a D IS T IC T O "conformed" signature (/S/) within this efiled document. R 1 ER RESPONSE TO OSC 2 NO C 08-1920 TEH A C LI FO He elton E. udge Th J nderson R NIA RT U O NO RT H

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