McCullock v. Scharr et al
Order Providing Notice to Pro Se Prisoner of Requirements for Opposing Summary Judgment Pursuant to Klingele/Rand. Plaintiff may file an Opposition or a Notice of Non-Opposition to Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment with the Court and must serve it on Defendants on or before March 19, 2021. If Plaintiff files an Opposition, Defendants may file a Reply and must serve it onPlaintiff on or before April 2, 2021. Signed by Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Butcher on 2/16/2021.(All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(mme)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ORDER PROVIDING NOTICE
TO PRO SE PRISONER OF
REQUIREMENTS FOR OPPOSING
KLINGELE / RAND
Case No.: 19-cv-2110-DMS (DEB)
N. SCHARR, et al.,
This notice is required to be given to Plaintiff pursuant to Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d
952 (9th Cir. 1998) (en banc) and Klingele v. Eikenberry, 849 F.2d 409 (9th Cir. 1988):1
Defendants filed a Motion for Summary Judgment, Dkt. No. 35, requesting a
judgment in their favor. A Motion for Summary Judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure will, if granted, end your case.
Rule 56 tells you what you must do in order to oppose a Motion for Summary
Judgment. Generally, summary judgment will be granted when there is no genuine dispute
Klingele and Rand together require the district court “as a bare minimum,” to ensure that
a pro se prisoner has “fair notice of the requirements of the summary judgment rule.”
Klingele, 849 F.2d at 411 (quotations omitted); Rand, 154 F.3d at 962.
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as to any material fact–that is, if there is no real dispute about any fact that would affect
the result of your case, and the party who asked for summary judgment is entitled to
judgment as a matter of law. When a party you are suing makes a motion for summary
judgment that is properly supported by declarations (or other sworn testimony), you cannot
simply rely on what your complaint says. Instead, you must set out specific facts in
declarations, depositions, answers to interrogatories, or authenticated documents, as
provided by Rule 56(e), that contradict the facts shown in the defendants’ declarations and
documents and show that there is a genuine issue of material fact for trial. If you do not
submit your own evidence in opposition, summary judgment, if appropriate, may be
entered against you. If summary judgment is entered against you, your case will be
dismissed and there will be no trial.
Conclusion and Order Setting Briefing Schedule
The Court orders that:
1. Plaintiff may file an Opposition or a Notice of Non-Opposition to Defendants’
Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt. No. 35) with the Court and must serve it on
Defendants on or before March 19, 2021.
2. If Plaintiff files an Opposition, Defendants may file a Reply and must serve it on
Plaintiff on or before April 2, 2021.
Following these dates, the Court will, in its discretion, consider Defendants’ Motion
for Summary Judgment as submitted on the papers, and will issue its written opinion soon
thereafter. See CivLR 7.1(d)(1). Thus, unless otherwise ordered, no appearances are
required, and no oral argument will be heard.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: February 16, 2021
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