Johnson v. Dedman et al

Filing 17

ORDER signed by Senior Judge William B. Shubb on 7/10/2017 REFERRING this case to VDRP and Staying Proceedings. Within 14 days of this order, parties shall contact the VDRP Administrator to start the process of selecting an appropriate neutral. Parti es shall complete the VDRP session by 9/15/2017. Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference RESET to 10/23/2017 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 5 (WBS) before Senior Judge William B. Shubb. If a settlement is not reached, an Amended Joint Pretrial Status Report is due no later than 10/10/2017. CASE STAYED. (Donati, J)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 ----oo0oo---- 11 12 SCOTT JOHNSON, Plaintiff, 13 14 15 16 17 KAREN S. DEDMAN, in individual and representative capacity as trustee; KRITTIKA KHONGPENSOK; RATTANA BOONYANG; and Does 1-10, Defendants. 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ORDER REFERRING CASE TO VDRP AND STAYING PROCEEDINGS v. 18 20 CIV. NO. 2:17-00127 WBS CKD ----oo0oo---The court has determined that this case is appropriate for an early settlement conference and will refer the action to the court’s Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program (“VDRP”). IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that: 1. Within fourteen (14) days of this Order, the parties shall contact the court’s VDRP administrator, Sujean Park, at (916) 930-4278 or, to start the process of selecting an appropriate neutral. 28 1 The parties shall 1 carefully review and comply with Local Rule 271, which outlines 2 the specifications and requirements of the VDRP. 3 2. Any party that objects to this referral to the 4 VDRP shall file its objections within seven (7) days of this 5 Order. 6 believes that the action is not appropriate for referral to the 7 VDRP. Such objections shall clearly outline why that party 8 9 3. To avoid the unnecessary expenditure of costs and attorneys’ fees, this action is hereby stayed to provide the 10 parties time to complete the VDRP session. 11 (5) days after completion of the VDRP session, the parties shall 12 file a joint statement indicating whether a settlement was 13 reached. 14 4. No later than five The parties shall complete the VDRP session no 15 later than September 15, 2017. 16 Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference for October 23, 2017. 17 a settlement is not reached through VDRP, the parties shall 18 submit an Amended Joint Status Report no later than October 10, 19 2017. 20 21 The court hereby resets the IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: July 10, 2017 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 If

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