IO Group, Inc v. Does 1-244

Filing 17

ORDER FOR DEFENDANT POSSIBLE JOHN DOE TO FILE CONSENT/DECLINATION. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 3/22/2011. (mejlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/22/2011)

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IO Group, Inc v. Does 1-244 Doc. 17 1 2 3 4 5 v. 6 DOES 1-244 7 8 9 10 11 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 12 For the Northern District of California UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Northern District of California IO GROUP INC Plaintiff(s), No. C 10-03647 MEJ ORDER DIRECTING DEFENDANT TO FILE CONSENT/DECLINATION FORM Defendant(s). _____________________________________/ Pending before the Court is a motion to dismiss filed by Defendant "Possible John Doe.". Upon review of the record in this action, the Court notes that Defendant has not filed a written consent 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, Defendant shall inform the Court whether Defendant consents to Magistrate Judge James' jurisdiction or requests 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 From the homepage, choose "Forms" and then "Civil Forms." The consent/declination form shall be filed by April 5, 2011. IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: March 22, 2011 _______________________________ Maria-Elena James Chief United States Magistrate Judge

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