Cheung v. World Savings Bank et al

Filing 25

ORDER. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 11/15/12. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Certificate of Service)(cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/15/2012)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 YIN KUEN CHEUNG Plaintiff, No. C 12-05016 RS 12 v. ORDER 13 WORLD SAVINGS BANK, et al., 14 15 Defendants. ____________________________________/ 16 17 18 19 20 Defendants’ motions to dismiss this pro se suit challenging a foreclosure of real property and 21 to expunge a lis pendens were granted on November 8, 2012. Plaintiff Yik Kuen Cheung was given 22 a deadline of January 15, 2013 to amend her complaint, if she so chooses. On November 14, 2012, 23 plaintiff filed a pleading captioned “response to granting motion to dismiss and motion to expunge 24 lis pendens.” Plaintiff asked for a “case continuance to another court date further out in the 25 calendar.” Plaintiff’s request is construed as a motion for additional time to amend her complaint. 26 The reason Cheung gives for needing additional time to amend her complaint is that “Pastor 27 Dr. Nigel Johnson, D.D. has been assigned to represent plaintiff in court per power of attorney 28 executed on October 20, 2012” and that Dr. Johnson requires additional time to review the case and NO. C 12-05016 RS ORDER 1 develop a response due to his family situation. Dr. Johnson is not identified as a member of the 2 California Bar on the Bar Association’s website. The execution of a power of attorney does not 3 enable Dr. Johnson to act as an attorney on Cheung’s behalf. If Dr. Johnson is not an attorney 4 licensed to practice in the Northern District of California, he may not represent Cheung in this 5 action, either by filing papers on her behalf or by appearing in court. Cheung must either hire an 6 attorney to represent her in this case or must represent herself. Cheung is again advised that she may seek assistance by contacting the pro se Legal Help 7 8 Center. The Legal Help Center is located in room 2796 on the 15th Floor of the United States 9 Courthouse at 450 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. An appointment with the Legal Help For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Center may be made by calling 415-782-9000 x8657. Additional resources for pro se litigants can 11 be found at Cheung’s motion for additional time to amend her complaint is denied. Her amended 12 13 complaint remains due on January 15, 2013. If Cheung hires an attorney and that attorney requires 14 additional time to draft an amended complaint, a renewed motion for an extension of time may be 15 made. 16 IT IS SO ORDERED. 17 18 19 Dated: 11/15/12 RICHARD SEEBORG UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 NO. C 12-05016 RS ORDER 2

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