Forster et al v. Wells Fargo & Co. et al

Filing 48

STIPULATION AND ORDER TO CONTINUE STAY; JOINT STATUS REPORT ON MEDIATION. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 11/21/12. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/21/2012)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1650 San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 788-4220 S CHUBERT J ONCKHEER & K OLBE LLP 9 11 12 13 ROBERT C. SCHUBERT (S.B.N. 62684) rschubert@schubertlawfirm.com WILLEM F. JONCKHEER (S.B.N. 178748) wjonckheer@schubertlawfirm.com MIRANDA P. KOLBE (S.B.N. 214392) mkolbe@schubertlawfirm.com JASON A. PIKLER (S.B.N. 245722) jpikler@schubertlawfirm.com SCHUBERT JONCKHEER & KOLBE LLP Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1650 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 788-4220 Facsimile: (415) 788-0161 JEFFREY M. NORTON (Pro Hac Vice) jnorton@nfllp.com NEWMAN FERRARA LLP 1250 Broadway, 27th Fl. New York, NY 10001 Telephone: (212) 619-5400 Facsimile: (212) 619-3090 Counsel for Plaintiffs MARK D. LONERGAN (S.B.N. 143622) mdl@severson.com MICHAEL J. STEINER (S.B.N. 112079) mjs@severson.com KALAMA M. LUI-KWAN (S.B.N. 242121) kml@severson.com JON D. IVES (S.B.N. 230582) jdi@severson.com SEVERSON & WERSON One Embarcadero Center, Suite 2600 San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: (415) 398-3344 Facsimile: (415) 956-0439 Counsel for Defendant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (sued also as Wells Fargo Home Mortgage d/b/a America’s Servicing Company) 14 15 16 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 17 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 18 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 19 20 21 KEITH AND YING FORSTER, and MICHELLE WILKINSON, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 22 Plaintiffs, 23 24 25 26 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE d/b/a AMERICA’S SERVICING COMPANY, Case No. CIV 10-cv-05321 RS PARTIES’ JOINT STATUS REPORT ON MEDIATION; STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO CONTINUE STAY Defendants. 27 28 PARTIES’ JOINT STATUS REPORT ON MEDIATION; STIP. AND [PROP.] ORDER TO CONTINUE STAY Case No. CIV 10-cv-05321 RS 1 Pursuant to the Court’s September 28, 2012 Order to Continue Stay (Dkt. No. 46), 2 Plaintiffs and Defendant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”), through their respective counsel, 3 submit the following status report on (1) the parties’ efforts to resolve the case through private 4 mediation and (2) the continued propriety of the stay: parties informed the Court that they intended to continue working with the Honorable Edward A. 7 Infante on reaching a settlement, based on the parties’ agreement on a possible framework for 8 settlement. To that end, the parties agreed to exchange certain additional documents and materials 9 for settlement purposes and to engage in another mediation with Judge Infante after these materials 10 Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1650 San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 788-4220 In the parties’ prior joint status report, filed on September 28, 2012 (Dkt. No. 45), the 6 S CHUBERT J ONCKHEER & K OLBE LLP 5 had been analyzed. The parties proposed to provide a status update to the Court by November 27, 11 2012, as to the progress of the mediation and the continued propriety of the stay. 12 On October 2, 2012, Plaintiffs provided Wells Fargo with requests for documents and 13 information relevant to the proposed settlement framework. The parties, through their respective 14 counsel, discussed these requests in a conference call on November 7, 2012, and Wells Fargo 15 produced more than 1,500 pages of documents on November 15, 2012. Plaintiffs intend to review 16 and analyze these documents as quickly as possible and determine whether any additional materials 17 or information are needed prior to engaging in further mediation. The parties agree that a negotiated 18 settlement continues to be a viable goal and seek to afford the parties additional time to engage in 19 the settlement process. 20 NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and 21 between the parties, through their counsel of record, subject to the Court’s approval, that (a) the 22 entire action shall remain stayed; and (b) the parties will submit a further report on the status of the 23 mediation and the continued propriety of the stay by February 25, 2013 [i.e., within 90 days], that 24 will include a proposed Scheduling Order to set forth revised case deadlines, if needed. 25 26 27 28 PARTIES’ JOINT STATUS REPORT ON MEDIATION; STIP. AND [PROP.] ORDER TO CONTINUE STAY Case No. CIV 10-cv-05321 RS 1 1 2 Dated: November 20, 2012 Respectfully submitted, 3 SCHUBERT JONCKHEER & KOLBE LLP 4 ___/s/ Willem Jonckheer________ By: Willem F. Jonckheer 5 ROBERT C. SCHUBERT WILLEM F. JONCKHEER MIRANDA P. KOLBE JASON A. PIKLER Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1650 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 788-4220 Facsimile: (415) 788-0161 6 7 8 10 Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1650 San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 788-4220 S CHUBERT J ONCKHEER & K OLBE LLP 9 13 JEFFREY M. NORTON NEWMAN FERRARA LLP 1250 Broadway, 27th Fl. New York, NY 10001 Telephone: (212) 619-5400 Facsimile: (212) 619-3090 14 Counsel for Plaintiffs 11 12 15 16 17 18 Dated: November 20, 2012 SEVERSON & WERSON __/s/ Kalama M. Lui-Kwan_____ By: Kalama M. Lui-Kwan 23 MARK D. LONERGAN MICHAEL J. STEINER KALAMA M. LUI-KWAN JON D. IVES One Embarcadero Center, Suite 2600 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 398-3344 Facsimile: (415) 956-0439 24 Counsel for Defendants 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 PARTIES’ JOINT STATUS REPORT ON MEDIATION; STIP. AND [PROP.] ORDER TO CONTINUE STAY Case No. CIV 10-cv-05321 RS 2 ATTESTATION OF FILER 1 2 3 I, Jason A. Pikler, hereby attest that concurrence in the filing of the document has been obtained from each of the other signatories. 4 5 6 7 8 Dated: November 20, 2012 SCHUBERT JONCKHEER & KOLBE LLP By: /s/Jason A. Pikler Jason A. Pikler Counsel for Plaintiffs 10 Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1650 San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 788-4220 S CHUBERT J ONCKHEER & K OLBE LLP 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PARTIES’ JOINT STATUS REPORT ON MEDIATION; STIP. AND [PROP.] ORDER TO CONTINUE STAY Case No. CIV 10-cv-05321 RS 3 1 2 [PROPOSED] ORDER Pursuant to stipulation, and good cause appearing, IT IS SO ORDERED: 3 1. The entire action shall remain stayed; and 4 2. The parties shall submit a further report on the status of the mediation and the 5 continued propriety of the stay by February 25, 2013 [i.e., within 90 days], that will 6 include a proposed Scheduling Order to set forth revised case deadlines, if needed. 7 8 10 Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1650 San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 788-4220 S CHUBERT J ONCKHEER & K OLBE LLP 9 November Ordered this ______ day of _____, 2012 21st 11 ______________________________________ 12 The Honorable Richard Seeborg United States District Court Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PARTIES’ JOINT STATUS REPORT ON MEDIATION; STIP. AND [PROP.] ORDER TO CONTINUE STAY Case No. CIV 10-cv-05321 RS 4

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