Reid v. Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York

Filing 16

MINUTE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER SELECTING ADR PROCESS re 15 STIPULATION and Proposed Order selecting Private ADR. Signed by Judge Jon S. Tigar on February 28, 2013. (wsn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/28/2013)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 STEPHEN REID, Case No. 12-cv-06230-JST Plaintiff, 8 v. 9 CIGNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK, 11 United States District Court Northern District of California 10 MINUTE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER SELECTING ADR PROCESS Defendant. Re: Dkt. No. 15. 12 13 The Court has before it the parties' Stipulation and Proposed Order Selecting ADR 14 Process. Dkt. No. 5. The parties are to be commended for proactively addressing the subject of 15 alternative dispute resolution ("ADR"). The Court notes, however, that the parties have not yet 16 selected an ADR neutral. In the Court's experience, the timely selection of a neutral is the surest 17 guaranty of compliance with an ADR deadline, and it is the Court's practice to set deadlines for 18 both in tandem. 19 With that in mind, the court orders the parties to submit a revised stipulation and proposed 20 order by April 1, 2013, identifying both a mutually agreeable neutral and an ADR deadline of 21 August 23, 2013 or earlier. 22 23 24 25 The Court is currently reviewing the parties’ case management statement, and looks forward to scheduling a case management conference with the parties. Dkt. No. 4. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: February 28, 2013 26 27 28 ________________________ Jon S. Tigar United States District Judge

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