R. et al v. Smith et al

Filing 11

ORDER DIRECTING DEFENDANTS TO FILE CONSENT/DECLINATION. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 6/7/2011. (cdnS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/7/2011)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 Northern District of California 3 4 LILAH R., by and through her guardian ad litem, ELENA A., 5 Plaintiffs, 6 v. 7 ORDER DIRECTING DEFENDANTS TO FILE CONSENT/DECLINATION FORM ANTHONY SMITH, et al., 8 No. C 11-01860 MEJ Defendants. _____________________________________/ 9 Pending before the Court is Defendants’ motion to dismiss. Upon review of the record in 10 this action, the Court notes that Defendants have not filed a written consent to magistrate judge 11 For the Northern District of California UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT jurisdiction jurisdiction. This civil case was randomly assigned to the undersigned magistrate judge 12 for all purposes including trial. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), the magistrate judges of this 13 district court are designated to conduct any and all proceedings in a civil case, including trial and 14 entry of final judgment, upon the consent of the parties. An appeal from a judgment entered by a 15 magistrate judge may be taken directly to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 16 the same manner as an appeal from any other judgment of a district court. 17 You have the right to have your case assigned to a United States District Judge for trial and 18 disposition. Accordingly, Defendants shall inform the Court whether they consent to magistrate 19 judge jurisdiction or requests reassignment to a United States District Judge for trial. A copy of both 20 the consent and declination forms may be obtained from the Northern District of California's website 21 at http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/. From the homepage, choose "Forms" and then "Civil Forms." 22 The consent/declination form shall be filed by June 23, 2011. 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. 24 25 Dated: June 7, 2011 26 27 28 _______________________________ Maria-Elena James Chief United States Magistrate Judge

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