Arredondo, et al. vs. Delano Farms Company, et al.
ORDER TO SET TRIAL DATE, Phase One of Trial, Signed by District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on June 26, 2012. Court Trial set for January 15, 2013 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 4 before District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill. The parties must contact this Court no later than July 11, 2012 to indicate whether they have agreed to consent to magistrate judge jurisdiction or whether they have declined. (Arellano, S.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SABAS ARRENDONDO, et al.,
CASE NO. CV F 09-1247 LJO DLB
ORDER TO SET TRIAL DATE
PHASE ONE OF TRIAL
DELANO FARMS COMPANY,
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
6 day estimate
Pursuant to this Court’s June 19, 2012 order granting defendant Delano Farms’ motion to
bifurcate this action for trial purposes, this Court held a trial-setting conference on June 26, 2012 to set
a trial date for the first phase of the trial. Plaintiffs appeared by counsel Greg Ramirez and Thomas
Lynch. Defendants T& R Bangi and Cal-Pacific Farm Management appeared by counsel Michael
Johnson. Defendant Delano Farms appeared by counsel Howard Sagaser. Consistent with what this
Court ordered at that hearing, which is preserved on the record, this Court issues the following order.
Trial date and time
The trial shall commence on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Magistrate Judge Consent
Although this action is now scheduled in this Court, the parties agreed to meet and confer with
their clients and each other to discuss the issue of magistrate judge consent. The parties shall discuss
whether they agree to consent to magistrate judge jurisdiction. If all parties agree to magistrate judge
jurisdiction, then the parties shall also meet and confer to select which magistrate judge they would like
to preside over both phases of this trial. The parties must contact this Court no later than July 11, 2012
to indicate whether they have agreed to consent to magistrate judge jurisdiction or whether they have
declined. The parties may inform this Court by calling chambers at (559) 499-5990.
Stipulated Deposition Testimony
At the hearing, plaintiffs’ counsel indicated a possibility of the parties offered stipulated
deposition testimony in lieu of live testimony at trial. Should the parties wish to offer stipulated
deposition testimony, the parties shall file and serve the designated pages and lines of the deposition
testimony no later than January 8, 2013. The designated depositions shall be lodged with the clerk of
this Court no later than January 8, 2012.
Further Discovery for Possible Defendant
The parties indicated that new evidence emerged that one of the defendants may no longer be in
business and that another business entity has emerged that may be related to that defendant. Plaintiff
requested further discovery as to this potential defendant Kern Agriculture Labor Management. This
request is granted.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
June 26, 2012
/s/ Lawrence J. O'Neill
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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