Adair v. Drexel University

Filing 10

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 4/13/2018 ORDERING a Status Conference SET for 5/16/2018 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 26 (AC) before Magistrate Judge Allison Claire. Not later than 14 days prior to the Status Conference, the parties shall file status reports. (Washington, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 KELSEY ADAIR, 12 13 14 15 No. 2:18-cv-0677 AC Plaintiff, v. ORDER DREXEL UNIVERSITY ONLINE, LLC, Defendant. 16 17 18 Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows: 1. A Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference is set for May 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in 19 courtroom no. 26 before the undersigned. All parties shall appear by counsel or in person 20 if acting without counsel. 21 22 2. Not later than fourteen (14) days prior to the Status Conference, the parties shall file status reports addressing the following matters: 23 a. Service of process; 24 b. Possible joinder of additional parties; 25 c. Any expected or desired amendment of the pleadings; 26 d. Jurisdiction and venue; 27 e. Anticipated motions and their scheduling; 28 f. The report required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 outlining the proposed 1 1 discovery plan and its scheduling, including disclosure of expert witnesses; 2 g. Future proceedings, including setting appropriate cut−off dates for discovery and 3 law and motion, and the scheduling of a pretrial conference and trial; 4 h. Special procedures, if any; 5 i. Estimated trial time; 6 j. Modification of standard pretrial procedures specified by the rules due to the 7 simplicity or complexity of the proceedings; 8 k. Whether the case is related to any other cases, including bankruptcy; 9 l. Whether a settlement conference should be scheduled; 10 m. Whether counsel will stipulate to the magistrate judge assigned to this matter 11 acting as settlement judge and waiving disqualification by virtue of her so acting, 12 or whether they prefer to have a settlement conference before another judge; 13 n. Any other matters that may add to the just and expeditious disposition of this 14 matter 15 3. The parties are informed that they may elect to participate in the court’s Voluntary 16 Dispute Resolution Program (“VDRP”) by contacting the court’s VDRP administrator, 17 Sujean Park, at (916) 930-4278 or The parties shall carefully 18 review and comply with Local Rule 271, which outlines the specifications and 19 requirements of the VDRP. The parties are directed to meet and confer regarding 20 possible VDRP participation, and contact Ms. Park to make the necessary 21 arrangements if both parties agree that participation may be beneficial, within 45 22 //// 23 //// 24 //// 25 26 27 28 1 The resources of the VDRP program are limited, and the parties are expected to make good faith efforts to timely and fully exhaust informal settlement efforts prior to initiating participation in the VDRP. The court will look with disfavor upon parties stalling or failing to participate in initial informal discussions, prompting potentially unnecessary participation in the VDRP and straining the program’s resources. 2 1 days of this order. If the parties agree to participate in VDRP the status conference will 2 be vacated, to be reset if the case fails to settle. 3 IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 DATED: April 13, 2018 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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