State Farm General Ins. Co. v. Broan-Nutune, LLC

Filing 12

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 07/08/2024 SETTING the Status Conference for 8/28/2024 at 10:00 AM via Zoom in Courtroom 26 (AC) before Magistrate Judge Allison Claire. All parties shall appear by counsel. The parties shall file Status Reports no later than 14 days prior to the Status Conference. (Nair, C)

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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 12 STATE FARM GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff, 13 14 15 16 v. No. 2:24-cv-01177 AC ORDER BROAN-NUTONE, LLC, Defendant. 17 18 This case was removed from State Court on April 22, 2024. ECF No. 1. On June 20, 19 2024, an order was issued assigning this case to the undersigned for all purposes upon the parties’ 20 consent. ECF No. 11. Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows: 21 22 23 24 1. A Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference is set for August 28, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. All parties shall appear by counsel. 2. Not later than fourteen (14) days prior to the Status Conference, the parties shall file status reports addressing the following matters: 25 a. Service of process; 26 b. Possible joinder of additional parties; 27 c. Any expected or desired amendment of the pleadings; 28 d. Jurisdiction and venue; 1 1 e. Anticipated motions and their scheduling; 2 f. The report required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 outlining the proposed 3 discovery plan and its scheduling, including disclosure of expert witnesses; 4 g. Future proceedings, including setting appropriate cut−off dates for discovery and 5 law and motion, and the scheduling of a pretrial conference and trial; 6 h. Special procedures, if any; 7 i. Estimated trial time; 8 j. Modification of standard pretrial procedures specified by the rules due to the 9 simplicity or complexity of the proceedings; 10 k. Whether the case is related to any other cases, including bankruptcy; 11 l. Whether a settlement conference should be scheduled; 12 m. Any other matters that may add to the just and expeditious disposition of this 13 matter; 14 3. The parties are informed that they may elect to participate in the court’s Voluntary 15 Dispute Resolution Program (“VDRP”) by contacting the court’s VDRP administrator, 16 Sujean Park, at (916) 930-4278 or SPark@caed.uscourts.gov.1 The parties shall carefully 17 review and comply with Local Rule 271, which outlines the specifications and 18 requirements of the VDRP. The parties are directed to meet and confer regarding 19 possible VDRP participation, and contact Ms. Park to make the necessary 20 arrangements if both parties agree that participation may be beneficial, within 45 21 //// 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: July 8, 2024 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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