J & J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Sarkissian et al

Filing 40

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Show Cause Response due by 12/19/2011. Plaintiff is ordered to serve this order of Defendants and Defendants' counsel by no later than December 7, 2011 and shall e-file proof of such service. Signed by Judge JEFFREY S. WHITE on 12.5.11. (jjoS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/5/2011)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 J & J SPORTS PRODUCTIONS, INC., 10 Plaintiff, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 9 12 13 No. C 10-1895 JSW v. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE GEORGE FERDINAND SARKISSIAN, et al., Defendants. / 14 15 On October 17, 2011, this Court set a case management conference to be held on 16 December 2, 2011. Defendants, no longer represented by counsel who has filed a notice of 17 suspensions from the practice of law, did not appear. Defendants, sued in their corporate 18 capacity, may not proceed pro se. Accordingly, Defendants are HEREBY ORDERED to 19 submit a Status Report by no later than December 19, 2011 indicating whether they will defend 20 this lawsuit and whether they intend to secure counsel to represent them. Should Defendants 21 fail to appear in response to this order, Plaintiff may move accordingly. 22 In addition, although Defendants’ counsel submitted a notice of his suspension from 23 practice, he never sought a stay of this matter or to withdraw formally from the case. 24 Accordingly, he remains counsel of record and was obligated to inform the Court of his 25 election. Therefore, Defendants’ counsel, Scott S. Furstman, is HEREBY ORDERED to show 26 cause why sanctions in the amount of $1,000 should not be assessed against him personally for 27 his failure to provide the Court with adequate information and to follow this Court’s order 28 setting the case management which required the appearance of lead counsel. 1 Lastly, Plaintiff is HEREBY ORDERED to serve this order on Defendants and 2 Defendants’ counsel directly by no later than December 7, 2011 and to file proof of such 3 service. 4 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 5, 2011 JEFFREY S. WHITE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 7 8 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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