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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Northern District of California 450 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, California 94102
www.cand.uscourts.gov Honorable James Larson US Chief Magistrate Judge Chambers 415.522-2112
June 7, 2007 David Warren Trotter Bowles & Verna 2121 N. California Blvd, Suite 875 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Jonathan M. Cohen Winston & Strawn 101 California Street, 39th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 D. Peter Harvey Harvey Siskind Four Embarcadero Center, 39th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 Re: Frank Nemirofsky v. Seok Ki Kim, et al U.S. District Court Case No. C 07-2769 JL
Dear Counsel: At the time that you filed your first pleading in this case, you should have been notified that the matter had been assigned to the undersigned magistrate judge for all purposes including trial. You should have received a form stating that the magistrate judges of this district have been designated to conduct any and all proceedings in a civil case including a jury or nonjury trial and to order the entry of a final judgment, upon the consent of all parties. You should have been notified that you had the right to have the case reassigned to a United States District Court judge for trial and disposition if you wish, or to consent to the jurisdiction of this Court. You should have received a form in two parts, the top part consenting to assignment of your case to a United States Magistrate Judge; and the second part declining to consent to the assignment to a magistrate judge and requesting reassignment to a United States District Court Judge. We have not received a signed form from you. Two forms are enclosed, the consent form and the request for reassignment. If you wish to have the matter reassigned to a District Court Judge, then you should sign the appropriate request. You are free to withhold consent to this Court and request reassignment to a district judge without any adverse consequences.
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Please sign and return one of the enclosed forms as soon as possible. If we do not hear from you by Thursday, June 14, 2007 we will request reassignment of your case to a United States District Court Judge. Thank you. Very truly yours,
James Larson Chief Magistrate Judge