Metropolitan Life Insurance Comany v. Bro et al

Filing 18

ORDER DIRECTING PARTIES TO FILE CONSENT/DECLINATION. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 9/3/2010. (mejlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/3/2010) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/3/2010: # 1 Certificate of Service) (mejlc1, COURT STAFF).

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Metropolitan Life Insurance Comany v. Bro et al Doc. 18 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 UNITED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 12 For the Northern District of California UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Northern District of California METROPOLITAN LIFE INS, v. Plaintiff, No. C 10-1312 MEJ ORDER DIRECTING PARTIES TO FILE CONSENT/DECLINATION FORM ELIZABETH BRO, et al., Defendants. _____________________________________/ Pending before the Court is Defendant Carrie Zunich's motion to transfer. Upon review of the record in this action, the Court notes that the parties have not filed written consents to Magistrate Judge James' jurisdiction. This civil case was randomly assigned to Magistrate Judge James for all purposes including trial. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636(c), the magistrate judges of this district court are designated to conduct any and all proceedings in a civil case, including trial and entry of final judgment, upon the consent of the parties. An appeal from a judgment entered by Magistrate Judge James may be taken directly to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the same manner as an appeal from any other judgment of a district court. 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, by way of the enclosed form (or the form on the Court's website), whether they consent to Magistrate Judge James' jurisdiction or request reassignment to a United States District Judge for trial. The parties shall inform the Court of their decision by September 30, 2010. IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: September 3, 2010 _______________________________ Maria-Elena James Chief United States Magistrate Judge

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