BP West Coast Products LLC v. Crossroad Petroleum, Inc. et al
ORDER (1) Setting Additional Trial Format Status Hearing; (2) Directing Attorney Lacey to Appear at Trial Format Status Hearing; (3) Directing Parties to File a Proposed Amended Scheduling Order; and (4) Directing Attorney Schiller to Show Cause. (Order to Show Cause Response due by 7/28/2016., Trial Format Status Hearing set for 8/11/2016 02:30 PM before Judge Janis L. Sammartino.) Signed by Judge Janis L. Sammartino on 7/21/2016.(kcm)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
BP WEST COAST PRODUCTS, LLC,
Case No.: 12cv665 JLS (JLB) Lead Case
Plaintiff and Counter-Defendant,
ORDER (1) SETTING ADDITIONAL
TRIAL FORMAT STATUS
HEARING; (2) DIRECTING
ATTORNEY LACEY TO APPEAR
AT TRIAL FORMAT STATUS
HEARING; (3) DIRECTING
PARTIES TO FILE A PROPOSED
AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER;
AND (4) DIRECTING ATTORNEY
SCHILLER TO SHOW CAUSE
CROSSROAD PETROLEUM, INC., ET
Defendants and Counter-Claimants.
AND RELATED CONSOLIDATED
The Court held a Trial Format Status hearing in the above captioned matter at 9 a.m.
on July 21, 2016. In light of the discussion at that hearing, including the noted June 20,
2016 disbarment of attorney David Schiller, who has represented more than 100 defendants
and counter-claimants in this matter (often referred to as the “Schiller Defendants”),
another hearing on trial format is necessary. The Court therefore SETS an additional Trial
Format Status Hearing for 2:30 p.m. on August 11, 2016. The Court notes that Mr.
Schiller’s co-counsel, Pamela Lacey, who also represents the Schiller Defendants, did not
appear at the July 21, 2016 hearing. The Court DIRECTS Ms. Lacey to appear in person
at the August 11, 2016 hearing.
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The parties SHALL confer and submit on or before August 4, 2016, a joint motion
and proposed amended scheduling order modifying the Court’s February 17, 2016 Order
Granting in Part Joint Motion to Set New Pretrial Deadlines, ECF No. 486.
Further, on its own motion, the Court ORDERS Mr. Schiller to show cause why this
Court should not take judicial notice of his June 20, 2016 disbarment as indicated on the
website for State Bar of Texas. See attorney search function at www.texasbar.com; see
also Singh v. Gonzales, 231 F. App’x 648, 650 n.1 (9th Cir. 2007) (taking judicial notice
of an attorney’s disbarment pursuant to Fed. R. Evid. 201); Forsythe v. Brown, 281 F.R.D.
577, 582 (D. Nev. 2012) (same); Fed. R. Evid 201(e) (“[A] party is entitled to be heard on
the propriety of taking judicial notice and the nature of the fact to be noticed.”). Mr.
Schiller SHALL file a response to this Order on or before July 28, 2016. The Court
anticipates that a written response to this Order will provide Mr. Schiller an adequate
opportunity to be heard, and will set a hearing in this matter if it later deems one necessary.
Failure to submit a timely response to this Order will result in revocation of Mr. Schiller’s
pro hac vice status and termination from this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: July 21, 2016
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