The Board of Trustees et al v. Noorda et al

Filing 46

ORDER. The court will require Plaintiff's to serve their 41 motion for contempt on Mr. Mendez and to file proof of that service by 5/30/2017. See Order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Carl W. Hoffman on 5/23/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MR)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, in their capacities as Trustees of the NATIONAL ROOFING INDUSTRY PENSION FUND, et al., ) ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) vs. ) ) LAMAR VAN NOORDA, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) __________________________________________) 11 12 Case No. 2:16-cv-00170-JAD-CWH ORDER Presently before the court is Plaintiffs’ Motion to Hold Edwyn Mendez in Contempt for Failure to Obey Subpoena (ECF No. 41), filed on April 28, 2017. 13 The motion includes a certificate of service stating that it was served “[b]y electronic 14 service, pursuant to Rule 5-4 of the Local Rules of Civil Practice of the United States District of 15 Nevada . . . .”1 (Mot. (ECF No. 41) at 9.) Mr. Mendez is not a party in this case, and therefore 16 would not have received electronic service of the motion through the court’s electronic filing 17 system. The certificate of service does not state whether Mr. Mendez was served with the motion 18 in another manner. Due process requires that Mr. Mendez receive notice and an opportunity to be 19 heard before the court considers imposing contempt sanctions. See Int’l Union, United Mine 20 Workers of Am. v. Bagwell, 512 U.S. 821, 827 (1994); U.S. v. Ayres, 166 F.3d 991, 995-96 (9th Cir. 21 1999). The court therefore will require Plaintiffs to serve their motion for contempt (ECF No. 41) 22 on Mr. Mendez and to file proof of that service by May 30, 2017. 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. 24 DATED: May 23, 2017 25 ______________________________________ C.W. Hoffman, Jr. United States Magistrate Judge 26 27 28 1 The court understands Plaintiffs to be referring to Local Rule of Civil Practice 5-1, which deals with proof of service, given that there is not a local rule numbered 5-4.

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