Garrett v. U.S. Ship Management, Inc. et al

Filing 37

ORDER re 36 Stipulation Requesting that the Settlement Conference Scheduled for December 19, 2008 be Continued. Signed by Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen on 12/12/2008. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/12/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 OX, WOOTTON, GRIFFIN, HANSEN & POULOS, LLP 190 THE EMBARCADERO SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 TEL: 415-438-4600 FAX: 415-438-4601 COX, WOOTTON, GRIFFIN, HANSEN & POULOS, LLP Terence S. Cox (SBN 076142) Marc T. Cefalu (SBN 203324) 190 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94105 Telephone No.: 415-438-4600 Facsimile No.: 415-438-4601 Attorneys for Defendant, MAERSK LINE, LTD. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION SAMUEL GARRETT, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) MAERSK LINE LIMITED and DOES 1 ) 10, in personam, and M/V SEA-LAND ) EXPLORER and M/V SEA-LAND ) METEOR their engines, tackle, apparel, ) furniture, etc., in rem, ) ) Defendants. ) ___________________________________ ) Case No.: C 07-03318 VRW (EMC) STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REQUESTING THAT THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 19, 2008 BE CONTINUED TO A DATE IN LATE JANUARY OR EARLY FEBRUARY CONVENIENT TO THE COURT'S CALENDAR The parties to this action, through their respective counsel, hereby stipulate and request that the Settlement Conference currently scheduled for Friday, December 19, 2008 be taken off-calendar and continued to a date convenient to the Court's and the parties calendars in late January or early February. The parties are jointly making this request because the parties have been diligently pursuing settlement amongst themselves and are making substantial progress. The parties are therefore hopeful that they can reach a settlement before the end of the year without involving the Court. The parties would therefore prefer not to incur the time and legal expense associated with preparing for and attending the upcoming settlement conference since they believe they may reach agreement amongst themselves without incurring that expense. -1Case No. C 07-03318 VRW STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REQUESTING THAT THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SCHEDULED . . . 25 26 27 28 MAERSK.Garrett/2520 C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 OX, WOOTTON, GRIFFIN, HANSEN & POULOS, LLP 190 THE EMBARCADERO SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 TEL: 415-438-4600 FAX: 415-438-4601 Furthermore, the plaintiff, a merchant seaman, was compelled (apparently due to economic necessity) to join a ship for a shipping rotation and it now appears as though the vessel's schedule will not allow for Mr. Garrett's personal attendance at the scheduled settlement conference. While plaintiff's counsel is able to intermittently communicate with the plaintiff to convey settlement offers and receive instruction and authority, that communication is sporadic and generally occurs over the course of several days when the ship is in cell phone range or in port. Those communications therefore generally occur over a period of days rather than instantaneously. The parties therefore are requesting that the Settlement Conference be re-scheduled to a date convenient to the Court and the parties for a date in late January or early February 2009 in the event they are not able to reach a settlement before the end of the calendar year. Counsel for the parties suggest that they provide the Court by January 9, 2009, with new proposed Settlement Conference dates. Of course, if the case were to settle before then, counsel for the parties will immediately notify the Court. Respectfully Submitted, Dated: December 12, 2008 BANNING, MICKLOW & BULL Attorneys for Plaintiff SAMUEL GARRETT By ____/S/ Edward M. Bull III________ Edward M. Bull III Dated: December 12, 2008 COX, WOOTTON, GRIFFIN, HANSEN & POULOS, LLP Attorneys for Defendant, MAERSK LINE, LTD. By: ___/S/ Marc T. Cefalu___________ Terence S. Cox Marc T. Cefalu 25 26 27 28 MAERSK.Garrett/2520 -2Case No. C 07-03318 VRW STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REQUESTING THAT THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SCHEDULED . . . C 1 2 3 4 5 6 ORDER PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the above referenced Settlement Conference scheduled for December 19, 2008 is vacated. The parties are further ordered to meet and confer and to provide the Court with new proposed Settlement Conference dates by January 9, 2009. S DISTRICT TE C TA 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 OX, WOOTTON, GRIFFIN, HANSEN & POULOS, LLP 190 THE EMBARCADERO SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 TEL: 415-438-4600 FAX: 415-438-4601 UNIT ED 7 December 12 Dated: ____________________, 2008 RT U O ER N F D IS T IC T O R 25 26 27 28 MAERSK.Garrett/2520 -3Case No. C 07-03318 VRW STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REQUESTING THAT THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE SCHEDULED . . . C A C LI FO Judge E dward M . Chen R NIA __________________________________ DERED SO OR IT IS Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen NO S RT H

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