Ottovich v. City of Fremont et al
ORDER DISCHARGING ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE; DIRECTIONS TO CLERK. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on March 15, 2013. (mmclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/15/2013) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/15/2013: # 1 Certificate of Service) (tlS, COURT STAFF).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
For the Northern District of California
United States District Court
No. C 09-4181 MMC
MARK OTTOVICH, et al.,
ORDER DISCHARGING ORDER TO
SHOW CAUSE; DIRECTIONS TO
CITY OF FREMONT, et al.,
On February 22, 2013, after plaintiff failed to appear at a regularly scheduled Case
Management Conference, the Court issued an Order to Show Cause, directing plaintiff to
show cause why the case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. On March 8,
2013, plaintiff filed a response stating his brother was in the hospital on the date of the
Case Management Conference. Although plaintiff does not state when that hospitalization
began or how it interfered with his ability to attend the Case Management Conference, or
even how such hospitalization would have precluded him from, at a minimum, notifying the
Court and counsel for the opposing party of any difficulty it presented for him, the Court will
accept his explanation and hereby DISCHARGES the order to show cause.1
Plaintiff should be aware, however, that, as the party who initiated the instant
action, he is expected to comply with all Court orders and rules and, in that regard, is held
to the same standards as a party who is represented by counsel. It is unlikely that the
Court will continue to accept excuses of the type being offered in plaintiff’s present
response. As to future appearances in court, plaintiff is hereby ORDERED to personally
appear at the Case Management Conference now scheduled for March 29, 2013.
The Court next addresses two requests included in plaintiff’s response: a request
for permission to file and receive documents electronically and a request that the Court
reconsider its order of November 16, 2013 imposing sanctions, as well as a notice of
change of address. As to the first request, the Court by separate order filed concurrently
herewith has granted plaintiff permission to file documents in the instant-action
electronically. As to the second request, plaintiff is hereby advised that if he seeks
reconsideration of a Court order, he must file a motion for permission to so move, in
accordance with Rule 7-9 of the Civil Local Rules of this district.
Lastly, the Clerk of Court is hereby DIRECTED to substitute on the docket the
following address for plaintiff’s current address of record:
36224 Pecan Court
Fremont, CA 94536
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: March 15, 2013
MAXINE M. CHESNEY
United States District Judge
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