United States of America v. City of Seattle
ORDER denying nonparty Isabelle Kerner's 460 Motion to Intervene. The court DIRECTS the Clerk to refrain from placing any future filings by Ms. Kerner on the docket for this case, unless the filing is a motion for reconsideration or a notice of appeal of this order. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM) cc: Ms. Kerner via first class mail
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
CASE NO. C12-1282JLR
ORDER DENYING MOTION TO
CITY OF SEATTLE,
Before the court is nonparty Isabelle Kerner’s motion to intervene. (Mot. (Dkt. #
460).) Ms. Kerner is proceeding pro se, and the court liberally construes her filing as a
motion to intervene in these proceedings and a supporting memorandum.
Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24(a), to intervene in this action as of right,
Ms. Kerner must establish that she has (1) “an unconditional right to intervene by a
federal statute,” or (2) “an interest relating to the . . . transaction that is the subject of the
action.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a). To intervene permissively under Rule 24(b), Ms. Kerner
must show that she has (1) “a conditional right to intervene by a federal statute,” or (2) “a
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claim or defense that shares with the main action a common question of law or fact.”
Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(b)(1). The burden is on the proposed intervenor to demonstrate that
the conditions for intervention are satisfied. United States v. Alisal Water Corp., 370
F.3d 915, 919 (9th Cir. 2004).
Ms. Kerner fails to demonstrate that the conditions for either intervention as of
right or for permissive intervention are met. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a)-(b)(1).
Accordingly, the court DENIES her motion to intervene (Dkt. # 460). Further, the court
DIRECTS the Clerk to refrain from placing any future filings by Ms. Kerner on the
docket for this case, unless the filing is a motion for reconsideration or a notice of appeal
of this order.
Dated this 19th day of July, 2018.
JAMES L. ROBART
United States District Judge
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