Williams-Sonoma, Inc. v. Apex Maritime Co. Inc. et al

Filing 25

Order regarding status of service on defendant Locksley S.R.L. and vacating further case management conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Alex G. Tse on 11/15/2023. (agtlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/15/2023)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC., Plaintiff, 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 v. APEX MARITIME CO. INC., et al., Defendants. Case No. 23-cv-00193-AGT ORDER REGARDING STATUS OF SERVICE ON DEFENDANT LOCKSLEY S.R.L. AND VACATING FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 12 13 Williams-Sonoma filed this admiralty and breach of contract action in January 2023 14 against four defendants. Three of the defendants, Apex Maritime Co., Inc., Apex Maritime Co. 15 (LAX), Inc., and Apex Maritime Co. (ORD), Inc., were timely served and appeared at the initial 16 case management conference on April 14, 2023. During the initial CMC, Williams-Sonoma’s 17 counsel explained that the fourth defendant, Locksley S.R.L., is located in Argentina and would 18 need to be served under the Hague Convention “if they remain in the case.” Counsel further 19 explained that Williams-Sonoma was attempting to gather more information about whether “to 20 keep [Locksley] in the case.” 21 On November 11, 2023, in anticipation of the upcoming further CMC, Williams-Sonoma 22 and the Apex defendants submitted a joint statement which reports in passing that Locksley “has 23 not yet been served.” Dkt. 23 at 2. Williams-Sonoma provides no further details regarding 24 whether it has attempted to serve, or even intends to serve, Locksley. To the extent Williams- 25 Sonoma intends to keep Locksley in this case, it must file, by November 22, 2023, a status report 26 detailing all efforts taken to date to effect service on Locksley. If Williams-Sonoma does not 27 intend to pursue its claims against Locksley, it must file a notice of voluntary dismissal on or 28 before November 22. 1 2 3 4 The further CMC set for November 17, 2023, is vacated and will be reset following the Court’s review of Williams-Sonoma’s forthcoming status report or notice of dismissal. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: November 15, 2023 5 6 ALEX G. TSE United States Magistrate Judge 7 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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