Snyder v. Department of Defense et al

Filing 75

ORDER REGARDING EX PARTE COMMUNICATION. Signed by Judge Kandis A. Westmore on 11/03/2015. (kawlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/3/2015)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 RICHARD SNYDER, Case No. 14-cv-01746-KAW Plaintiff, 8 v. ORDER REGARDING EX PARTE COMMUNICATION 9 10 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, et al., Defendants. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 On November 3, 2015, AUSA Sabita Jyotindra Soneji contacted the undersigned's 13 chambers regarding the above-captioned case. This is an improper ex parte communication. See 14 Civil Local Rule 11-4(c) ("Except as otherwise provided by law or these Local Rules or otherwise 15 ordered by the Court, an attorney or party to an action must refrain from making telephone calls or 16 writing letters or sending copies of communications between counsel to the assigned Judge or the 17 Judge’s law clerks or otherwise communicating with a Judge or the Judge's staff regarding a 18 pending matter, without prior notice to opposing counsel."); see also Judge Westmore's General 19 Standing Order ¶ 21 ("Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 11-4(c), with the exception of communication 20 with the courtroom deputy regarding scheduling, no party may contact the Court ex parte without 21 prior notice to the opposing party. All communications or questions to the Court shall be 22 presented in writing, properly filed, and include a certification that all parties were served a copy 23 of the written communication."). Counsel is advised that she may address any issues in her 24 supplemental briefing or by filing a properly noticed motion or letter. 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 11/03/2015 __________________________________ KANDIS A. WESTMORE United States Magistrate Judge

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