Simmons v. Henry Ford Health System et al

Filing 96

ORDER to Appear for In-Person Status Conference. (Status Conference set for 12/20/2022 at 1:00 PM before District Judge Matthew F. Leitman.) Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HRya)

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Case 4:18-cv-14058-MFL-EAS ECF No. 96, PageID.1199 Filed 11/21/22 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION LATAUSHA SIMMONS, Plaintiff, Case No. 18-cv-14058 Hon. Matthew F. Leitman v. HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM, et al., Defendants. __________________________________________________________________/ ORDER TO APPEAR FOR IN-PERSON STATUS CONFERENCE Several dispositive motions filed by Defendants are now pending before the Court. The assigned Magistrate Judge has prepared a Report and Recommendation (the “R & R”) in connection with the motions, and Plaintiff has filed objections to the R & R. The Court has reviewed the motions, the R & R, Plaintiff’s objections, and Defendants’ responses to the objections, and the Court has concluded that the appropriate course of action is to convene a status conference with the parties to discuss the motions, objections, and next steps in this action. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff and counsel of record for the Defendants shall both appear before the Court in person (in Courtroom 207 in the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse, 231 West Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226) on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the conference is not for Plaintiff and defense counsel to present argument concerning the motions. Instead, 1 Case 4:18-cv-14058-MFL-EAS ECF No. 96, PageID.1200 Filed 11/21/22 Page 2 of 2 the purpose of the conference is for the Court to explain the decisions that it has made with respect to the motions and next steps. Accordingly, Plaintiff and defense counsel do not need to do any preparation for the conference. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a failure to appear as directed at the Status Conference may result in (1) dismissal of this action, if it is Plaintiff who fails to appear or (2) entry of a default and/or default judgment, if it is defense counsel who fails to appear. IT IS SO ORDERED. /s/Matthew F. Leitman MATTHEW F. LEITMAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated: November 21, 2022 I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties and/or counsel of record on November 21, 2022, by electronic means and/or ordinary mail. s/Holly A. Ryan Case Manager (313) 234-5126 2

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