Dixon Legacy Transportation Systems, LLC
ORDER granting in part 114 motion to stay or. alternatively, extend deadlines. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for a settlement conference 115 is GRANTED. This case is referred to a magistrate judge to schedule a mandatory settlement conference. Signed by Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey on 6/28/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DC)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Legacy Transportation Systems, LLC, et al,
ECF Nos. 114, 115
ALL RELATED CLAIMS AND PARTIES
This case arises from an August 2013 car accident on Interstate 15. Sarah Dixon was a
passenger in a car driven by Ryan Richards. Traffic backed up, and while Richards was driving
on the highway’s shoulder, Leoncio Angeles moved the Legacy Transportation tractor-trailer he
was driving into the car’s path. Richards lost control of the car, and Dixon was injured. Dixon
settled with Richards and then filed this lawsuit against Angeles and Legacy. Angeles and
Legacy filed a third-party complaint against Richards,1 and I have denied Richards’s requests to
deem his settlement with Dixon a good-faith settlement that cuts off Angeles’s and Legacy’s
contribution and indemnity rights.2
A handful of motions are pending including motions to strike experts3 and plaintiff’s
motion for partial summary judgment4 that is not yet fully briefed. Defendants ask me to extend
the deadline for their opposition to plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment until 14 days
after the magistrate judge has ruled on the motions to strike, which are scheduled for hearing on
ECF No. 12.
ECF Nos. 30, 103 (minutes).
ECF Nos. 101, 102, 109.
ECF No. 108.
July 25, 2017—a hearing that the parties anticipate will be bumped into early August to
accommodate their scheduling conflicts.5 Defendants represent that the expert testimony and the
question of its admissibility are material to their opposition and that judicial economy dictates
that the deadline for their opposition be extended until after Magistrate Judge Leen has had the
opportunity to rule on the pending motions to strike. Plaintiff also asks the court to order the
parties to a mandatory settlement conference,6 arguing that the posture of the case—discovery
closed, motions pending, and more motions anticipated—makes this a good time to explore
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants’ Emergency Motion
to Stay or, Alternatively, Extend the Deadlines for Briefing on Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial
Summary Judgment [ECF No. 114] is GRANTED in part. Defendants’ opposition to the
motion for partial summary judgment [ECF No. 108] will be due 10 days after the
magistrate judge issues her ruling on the pending motions to strike [ECF Nos. 101, 102,
109]. Briefing will then continue in accordance with the schedule in LR 7-2(b);
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff’s motion for a settlement conference [ECF
No. 115] is GRANTED. This case is referred to a magistrate judge to schedule a
mandatory settlement conference.
DATED: June 28, 2017
Jennifer A. Dorsey
United States District Judge
ECF No. 114.
ECF No. 115.
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