Dixon Legacy Transportation Systems, LLC

Filing 118

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)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 3 4 Sarah Dixon, 5 2:15-cv-01359-JAD-PAL Plaintiff Order 6 v. 7 Legacy Transportation Systems, LLC, et al, ECF Nos. 114, 115 8 Defendants _____________________________________ 9 ALL RELATED CLAIMS AND PARTIES 10 11 This case arises from an August 2013 car accident on Interstate 15. Sarah Dixon was a 12 13 passenger in a car driven by Ryan Richards. Traffic backed up, and while Richards was driving 14 on the highway’s shoulder, Leoncio Angeles moved the Legacy Transportation tractor-trailer he 15 was driving into the car’s path. Richards lost control of the car, and Dixon was injured. Dixon 16 settled with Richards and then filed this lawsuit against Angeles and Legacy. Angeles and 17 Legacy filed a third-party complaint against Richards,1 and I have denied Richards’s requests to 18 deem his settlement with Dixon a good-faith settlement that cuts off Angeles’s and Legacy’s 19 contribution and indemnity rights.2 A handful of motions are pending including motions to strike experts3 and plaintiff’s 20 21 motion for partial summary judgment4 that is not yet fully briefed. Defendants ask me to extend 22 the deadline for their opposition to plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment until 14 days 23 after the magistrate judge has ruled on the motions to strike, which are scheduled for hearing on 24 1 ECF No. 12. 2 ECF Nos. 30, 103 (minutes). 3 ECF Nos. 101, 102, 109. 4 ECF No. 108. 25 26 27 28 1 July 25, 2017—a hearing that the parties anticipate will be bumped into early August to 2 accommodate their scheduling conflicts.5 Defendants represent that the expert testimony and the 3 question of its admissibility are material to their opposition and that judicial economy dictates 4 that the deadline for their opposition be extended until after Magistrate Judge Leen has had the 5 opportunity to rule on the pending motions to strike. Plaintiff also asks the court to order the 6 parties to a mandatory settlement conference,6 arguing that the posture of the case—discovery 7 closed, motions pending, and more motions anticipated—makes this a good time to explore 8 settlement. 9 Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants’ Emergency Motion 10 to Stay or, Alternatively, Extend the Deadlines for Briefing on Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial 11 Summary Judgment [ECF No. 114] is GRANTED in part. Defendants’ opposition to the 12 motion for partial summary judgment [ECF No. 108] will be due 10 days after the 13 magistrate judge issues her ruling on the pending motions to strike [ECF Nos. 101, 102, 14 109]. Briefing will then continue in accordance with the schedule in LR 7-2(b); 15 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff’s motion for a settlement conference [ECF 16 No. 115] is GRANTED. This case is referred to a magistrate judge to schedule a 17 mandatory settlement conference. 18 DATED: June 28, 2017 19 _______________________________ Jennifer A. Dorsey United States District Judge 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 5 ECF No. 114. 6 ECF No. 115. 27 28 2

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