V'Guara Inc. v. Steve Dec et al
ORDER granting 230 Motion to Continue. Jury Trial continued to 4/10/2018 at 09:00 AM in LV Courtroom 6D before Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey. Calendar Call continued to 4/2/2018 at 01:30 PM in LV Courtroom 6D before Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this case is referred to the Magistrate Judge for a mandatory settlement conference. Plaintiff's counsel will need to file a separate motion asking the Magistrate Judge for special accommodations for Mr. Wierzbowski's participation in light of his medical travel restrictions. Signed by Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey on 11/21/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DC)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Motion to Continue Trial
[ECF No. 230]
Plaintiff/Counterdefendant Mirek Wierzbowski moves to continue the December 5, 2017,
jury trial of this case for health reasons. Wierzbowski, who returned to Poland earlier this year
purportedly for medical treatment, has been told by his physician that “it is not advisable for him
to travel now on long-distance flights. It may lead to serious health consequences.”1 Defendant/
Counterclaimant Steve Dec opposes the motion. He cites the advanced age of this nearly five-
year-old case (which has encountered delays for, among other things, a bankruptcy stay and to
obtain pro bono counsel for the plaintiff) and his concern that the information that Wierzbowski
provides is too vague to offer any certainty that this case can ever be tried.2
Dec raises meritorious points, and I, too, want to get this aging case to trial. But I find
that Wierzbowski’s declaration and his physician’s note offer good cause to continue the trial to
April 2018 to permit Wierzbowski the opportunity to get the cited medical conditions under
control so that he may travel. I caution Wierzbowski, however, that it is unlikely that his medical
conditions will justify a third trial continuance. So if he is not well enough to travel by airplane
for the April trial date, he will need to find another method of travel or propose another way to
testify at trial, such as by Skype or video conference. Accordingly,
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Motion to Continue Trial [ECF No. 230] is
ECF No. 230-3 at 2.
ECF No. 234.
GRANTED. This case is continued to the April 10, 2018, jury trial stack. The calendar call
is continued to April 2, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. A new trial order will issue.
And because we now have some additional time before trial, IT IS FURTHER
ORDERED that this case is referred to the Magistrate Judge for a mandatory settlement
conference. Plaintiff’s counsel will need to file a separate motion asking the Magistrate Judge
for special accommodations for Mr. Wierzbowski’s participation in light of his medical travel
DATED: November 21, 2017
U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey
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