Thomas et al v. Howrey LLP

Filing 118

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Show Cause Response due by 7/17/2024. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 7/3/2024. (vla, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/3/2024)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 VIRGINA THOMAS, et al, Plaintiffs, 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 v. Case No. 11-cv-01729-EMC ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE HOWREY, LLP. Defendant. 12 13 Counsel for Plaintiffs and Defendant were given due notices of the case management 14 conferences scheduled on March 22, 2022; September 20, 2022; May 2, 2023; November 7, 2023; 15 March 12, 2024 and June 11, 2024. Counsel has repeatedly failed to comply with Court orders 16 requiring the parties to file joint case management statements by the required deadlines. The 17 Court has had to send emails to counsel requesting the joint case management statements prior to 18 each conference. In every email sent to counsel, the Court has advised the parties to be cognizant 19 of Court ordered deadlines and reminded the parties the filing of these statements is not optional 20 but required. It’s the responsibility of the parties to comply with Court orders and not the duty of 21 the Court to send repeated requests for the statements. 22 On June 11, 2024, a couple of hours prior to the case management conference, the parties 23 filed their joint case management statement requesting the Court reschedule the conference to a 24 date in July 2025. Counsel, without approval from the Court failed to appear for the scheduled 25 conference and kept the Court waiting. 26 Counsel has continuously failed to comply with Court orders with no disregard for the 27 Court’s schedule. The Court hereby orders Plaintiffs and Defendant to Show Cause as to why 28 counsel should not be sanctioned for failure to comply with Court orders. Counsel shall respond 1 by July 17, 2024. Counsel is forewarned that any future non-compliance will be subject to further 2 sanctions. 3 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: July 3, 2024 5 6 EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge 7 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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