Bratton et al v. FCA US LLC, et al

Filing 28

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Show Cause Response due by 6/23/2017. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on June 16, 2017. (jswlc3S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/16/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 CHRISTINA G. BRATTON, et al., Plaintiffs, 8 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE v. 9 10 FCA US LLC, Defendant. 11 United States District Court Northern District of California Case No. 17-cv-01458-JSW 12 This matter was scheduled for an initial case management conference on June 16, 2017. 13 14 The order setting the case management conference stated: “The parties shall appear in person 15 through lead counsel to discuss all items referred to in this Order and with authority to enter 16 stipulations, to make admissions and to agree to further scheduling dates.” (Dkt. No. 13; see also 17 N.D. Cal. Civil L.R. 16-10(a) (“Unless excused by the Judge, lead trial counsel for each party 18 must attend the initial Case Management Conference.”).) Defendant FCA US LLC currently has five attorneys of record in this case. One of these 19 20 attorneys, Scott S. Shepardson, Esq., is listed on the docket as lead counsel for Defendant FCA US 21 LLC. Kristi S. Shepardson, Esq.,1 who is not listed as an attorney of record, signed the joint case 22 management statement as counsel for Defendant FCA US LLC. However, neither of these 23 attorneys appeared at the initial case management conference. Instead, Foram Dave, Esq., who is 24 25 26 27 28 1 In addition to Ms. Shepardson not appearing as an attorney of record in this case, the Court notes that there is no Kristi S. Shepardson listed as an attorney on the website of the law firm Nixon Peabody LLC. There is, however, a Kristi J. Livedalen, Esq. listed on both the docket and in the joint case management statement. If the electronic signature of Kristi S. Shepardson on the joint case management is a typographical error, this order to show cause is directed to both Mr. Shepardson and the attorney who signed the joint case management statement on behalf of Defendant FCA US LLC. 1 also not listed as an attorne of record, appeared fo Defendant FCA US L a ey or t LLC. Accord dingly Mr. 2 She epardson and Ms. Shepa d ardson are HEREBY OR H RDERED TO SHOW CA O AUSE regard ding which 3 of them is lead trial counse for Plaintif and why t Court sho t d el ff the ould not imp pose sanction in the ns 4 am mount of $250 against lead trial co 0.00 ounsel for hi s or her failu to appear and for his or her ure r s 5 fail lure to comp with the order schedu ply o uling the cas manageme conferen and Civil Local Rule se ent nce e 6 16-10(a). 7 Additio onally, neithe Mr. Shepa er ardson nor a other att any torney has f filed a notice of e 8 pearance as lead counsel for Defendant FCA US LLC. Lead trial counsel shall file a notice of l l S d app 9 app pearance as lead counsel Any other attorney of record shall if he or she has not alr l l. r f l, e ready done 10 so, file an appr ropriate notic of appearance. ce United States District Court Northern District of California 11 Counse response to this Orde to Show C els’ e er Cause shall b due by Ju 23, 2017. be une 12 IT IS SO ORDER S RED. 13 14 15 Da ated: June 16 2017 6, ___ __________ ___________ __________ ________ JEF FFREY S. W WHITE Un nited States D District Judg ge 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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