Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Coca-Cola Company, The

Filing 30

ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION TO CONTINUE JANUARY 24, 2012 SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. The deadline to complete the settlement conference is continued to March 10, 2012. The parties are directed to contact Magistrate Judge Spero's chambers to obtain a new date. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on December 28, 2011. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/28/2011)

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1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 (San Francisco Division) 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 CASE NO. C11-02075 MMC FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE, ) CASE NO. C11-02323 MMC ) CASE NO. C11-02042 MMC Plaintiff, ) ) STIPULATION TO CONTINUE vs. ) JANUARY 24, 2012 SETTLEMENT ) CONFERENCE THE COCA-COLA COMPANY and ) DOES 1-50, ) ) Defendants. ) ) ______________________________________ ) 13 14 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties hereto, through their 15 respective attorneys of record herein, that the Settlement Conference in this matter, currently 16 scheduled to be held on January 24, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., in Courtroom G, 15th Floor, 450 Golden 17 Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102 before Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero, be 18 continued through March 10, 2012. 19 Good cause exists for this continuance as the depositions of the plaintiffs, which are 20 currently ongoing, are taking significantly more time than anticipated due to a number of 21 unforseen circumstances: the plaintiffs’ requiring the use of an interpreter is making 22 communication extremely difficult and the normal question-and-answer process is taking longer 23 than expected; the depositions needed to be scheduled in half-day intervals due to plaintiffs’ 24 health reasons have further delayed completion of discovery; and last, it has been difficult to 25 schedule the half-day depositions at a time when the attorneys and the interpreter are available on 26 the same date and at the same time. 27 The parties agree and believe that in order to conduct a meaningful and productive 28 Settlement Conference, more discovery needs to be completed and that this discovery cannot be FARM ERS v. COCA-COLA, ET AL. -2- CASE NO.: C11-02042 M M C 1 completed prior to the January 24, 2012 Settlement Conference date. The parties do not wish to 2 waste the Court’s valuable time or the opportunity to engage in a meaningful and productive 3 Settlement Conference. Due to these unforseen circumstances and the limited amount of 4 discovery that has been completed thus far, the parties agree that a January 24, 2012 Settlement 5 Conference date would, in all likelihood, result in an unproductive session. Therefore, the parties 6 respectfully request that the Settlement Conference be continued through until March 10, 2012. 7 Pursuant to local rules, this document is being electronically filed through the Court’s 8 ECF System. In this regard, counsel for defendant hereby attests that (1) the content of this 9 document is acceptable to all persons required to sign the document; (2) plaintiff’s counsel has 10 signed this document; and (3) the signed document is available for inspection upon request. ALPER & McCULLOCH 11 12 DATED: December 27, 2011 By: 13 14 /S/ DEAN ALPER DEAN ALPER Attorneys for Plaintiff FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE 15 RIMAC MARTIN, P.C. 16 17 DATED: December 28, 2011 By: 18 19 20 /S/ ANNA M. MARTIN ANNA M. MARTIN Attorneys for Defendant BCI COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF LOS ANGELES (improperly sued herein as THE COCA-COLA COMPANY) 21 COZEN O’CONNOR 22 23 DATED: December 28, 2011 24 25 By: /S/ DAVID BRISCO DAVID BRISCO Attorneys for Plaintiff CNA INSURANCE COMPANY 26 27 28 FARM ERS v. COCA-COLA, ET AL. -3- CASE NO.: C11-02042 M M C WILSON, ELSER, MOSKOWITZ, EDELMAN, & DICKER 1 2 3 DATED: December 28, 2011 By: 4 /S/ ERIC S. WONG ERIC S. WONG Attorneys for Defendant TRUE MANUFACTURING 5 6 LIBERSON & WOLFORD LLP 7 8 9 DATED: December 28, 2011 By: /S/ JASON N. WOLFORD JASON N. WOLFORD Attorneys for Plaintiffs ABAI ALEMU and ZAFU BELETE 10 11 12 13 14 15 IT IS SO ORDERED: The parties are directed to contact Magistrate Judge Spero's chambers to obtain a new date. 16 DATED: December _____, 2011 28 By: 17 _______________________________ The Honorable Maxine M. Chesney UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 FARM ERS v. COCA-COLA, ET AL. -4- CASE NO.: C11-02042 M M C

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