Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. et al v. Evans

Filing 267

ORDER RE: SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE re 266 Notice (Other), Notice (Other) filed by Natural Resources Defense Council Inc., Donald Evans, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Signed by Judge James Larson on 4/8/09. (jlsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/8/2009)

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Case 3:01-cv-00421-JL Document 266 Filed 04/07/2009 Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Laura Pagano, SBN 244079 Selena Kyle, SBN 246069 NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL 111 Sutter Street, 20th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 875-6100 Fax: (415) 875-6161 Aaron Colangelo, admitted pro hac vice NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL 1200 New York Ave, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20005 Telephone: (202) 289-2376 Fax: (202) 289-1060 Attorneys for Plaintiff JOHN C. CRUDEN Acting Assistant Attorney General United States Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division JEAN E. WILLIAMS, Chief LISA LYNNE RUSSELL, Assistant Chief KRISTEN BYRNES FLOOM, Trial Attorney (DC Bar No. 469615) Wildlife and Marine Resources Section Benjamin Franklin Station, P.O. Box 7369 Washington, DC 20044-7369 Telephone: (202) 305-0340 Facsimile: (202) 305-0275 Kristen.Floom@usdoj.gov Attorneys for Defendants JOINT REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT OF A MAGISTRATE TO FACILITATE SETTLEMENT TALKS AND [PROPOSED] ORDER Case No. C 01-0421 JL Case 3:01-cv-00421-JL Document 266 Filed 04/07/2009 Page 2 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA _________________________________________________ ) NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC., ) Case No. C 01-0421 JL ) Plaintiff, ) JOINT REQUEST ) FOR APPOINTMENT v. ) OF MAGISTRATE ) TO FACILITATE 1 ) SETTLEMENT TALKS GARY LOCKE , Secretary of Commerce, et al., ) Defendants. ) _________________________________________________ ) At the April 1, 2009 hearing on Plaintiff Natural Resources Defense Council's ("NRDC's") Motion for Leave to Amend, the Court asked the parties to explore settlement and to advise the Court whether they would prefer to have the Court appoint a magistrate to oversee settlement talks or participate in the Northern District's Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") process. The parties respectfully request that the Court appoint a magistrate to oversee settlement talks. Counsel have advised the District's ADR office (which contacted the parties at this Court's request) of this preference. The parties do not seek a stay of the litigation while settlement efforts proceed. Counsel intend to submit, by April 15, 2009, a proposed schedule for the parties' anticipated crossmotions for summary judgment on the claims presented in NRDC's Fifth Amended Complaint. See Doc. Nos. 248 (providing for the parties to submit a briefing schedule within 14 days of NRDC's entry of an amended complaint challenging the 2009-2010 harvest specifications and management measures for Pacific groundfish), 259 and 261 (orders granting leave to amend), 260 (Fifth Amended Complaint filed April 1, 2009). // // Secretary Locke is automatically substituted for Acting Secretary Otto J. Wolff. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(d). 1 JOINT REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT OF A MAGISTRATE TO FACILITATE SETTLEMENT TALKS AND [PROPOSED] ORDER Case No. C 01-0421 JL Case 3:01-cv-00421-JL Document 266 Filed 04/07/2009 Page 3 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Selena Kyle Laura Pagano, SBN 244079 Selena Kyle, SBN 246069 NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL 111 Sutter Street, 20th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 875-6100 Fax: (415) 875-6161 Aaron Colangelo, admitted pro hac vice NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL 1200 New York Ave, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20005 Telephone: (202) 289-2376 Fax: (202) 289-1060 Attorneys for Plaintiff Dated: April 7, 2009 JOHN C. CRUDEN Acting Assistant Attorney General United States Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division JEAN E. WILLIAMS, Chief LISA LYNNE RUSSELL, Assistant Chief /s/ Kristen Byrnes Floom____ KRISTEN BYRNES FLOOM, Trial Attorney (DC Bar No. 469615) Wildlife and Marine Resources Section Benjamin Franklin Station, P.O. Box 7369 Washington, DC 20044-7369 Telephone: (202) 305-0340 Facsimile: (202) 305-0275 Kristen.Floom@usdoj.gov Attorneys for Defendants Dated: April 7, 2009 JOINT REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT OF A MAGISTRATE TO FACILITATE SETTLEMENT TALKS AND [PROPOSED] ORDER Case No. C 01-0421 JL Case 3:01-cv-00421-JL Document 266 Filed 04/07/2009 Page 4 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 Dated: April _____, 2009 [PROPOSED] ORDER The Court, pursuant to the parties' Joint Request, hereby appoints United States Maria-Elena James Magistrate Judge _____________________ to facilitate settlement talks in this matter. ___________________________________ Hon. James Larson Chief Magistrate Judge JOINT REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT OF A MAGISTRATE TO FACILITATE SETTLEMENT TALKS AND [PROPOSED] ORDER Case No. C 01-0421 JL

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