Quinones v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. et al

Filing 30

ORDER REFERRING CASE TO ADR FOR ASSESSMENT. Signed by Judge Vince Chhabria on 5/27/14. (vclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/27/2014)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 LORI QUINONES, Case No. 14-cv-01948-VC Plaintiff, 5 v. 6 7 J.P. MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., et al., ORDER REFERRING CASE TO ADR UNIT FOR ASSESSMENT TELEPHONE CONFERENCE Defendant. 8 9 10 Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 16-8 and ADR Local Rule 2-3, the Court refers this United States District Court Northern District of California 11 foreclosure-related action to the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Unit for a telephone 12 conference to assess this case's suitability for mediation or a settlement conference. Plaintiff and 13 Defendants' counsel shall participate in a telephone conference, to be scheduled by the ADR Unit 14 as soon as possible but no later than June 30, 2014. 15 16 17 18 19 Plaintiff and Defendants' counsel shall be prepared to discuss the following subjects: 1. Identification and description of claims and alleged defects in loan documents. 2. Prospects for loan modification. 3. Prospects for settlement. The parties need not submit written materials to the ADR Unit for the telephone conference. 20 In preparation for the telephone conference, Plaintiff shall do the following: 21 22 23 24 25 1. Review relevant loan documents and investigate the claims to determine whether they have merit. 2. If Plaintiff is seeking a loan modification to resolve all or some of the claims, Plaintiff shall prepare a current, accurate financial statement and gather all of the information and documents customarily needed to support a loan modification 26 request. Further, Plaintiff shall immediately notify Defendants= counsel of the 27 request for a loan modification. 28 3. Provide counsel for Defendants with information necessary to evaluate the 1 prospects for loan modification, in the form of a financial statement, worksheet or 2 application customarily used by financial institutions. 3 In preparation for the telephone conference, counsel for Defendants shall do the following. 4 1. If Defendants are unable or unwilling to do a loan modification after receiving 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 notice of Plaintiff's request, counsel for Defendants shall promptly notify Plaintiff to that effect. 2. Arrange for a representative of each Defendant with full settlement authority to participate in the telephone conference. The ADR Unit will notify the parties of the date and time the telephone conference will be held. After the telephone conference, the ADR Unit will advise the Court of its recommendation for further ADR proceedings. IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 14 15 16 Dated: May 27, 2014 ______________________________________ VINCE CHHABRIA United States District Judge 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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