Thompson v. Lynch
ORDER. IT IS ORDERED that the Court hereby VACATES the ENE in this case and DENIES 16 Plaintiff's motion to continue the ENE as moot. The Clerks Office is instructed to remove the ENE flag from this case and remove the undersigned from the docket as the settlement judge. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 2/22/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ADR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Case No. 2:16-cv-01533-GMN-VCF
Pending before the Court is Plaintiff’s unopposed motion to continue the Early Neutral
Evaluation (“ENE”) currently scheduled for March 2, 2017 to a date after June 6, 2017. Docket No.
16. Plaintiff’s counsel is an elected State Senator and is therefore unavailable until after June 6,
2017. Id. at 1.
Early Neutral Evaluations should occur “early” on in the litigation. The Local Rules provide
that an ENE should generally occur within 90 days of the defendant’s first appearance in the case.
LR 16-6(d). Here, Defendant first appeared on December 15, 2016. Docket No. 7. Given the
posture of the case and the inability to schedule the ENE during the preliminary phases of the case,
the Court determines that holding an ENE is not feasible in this case.
Accordingly, the Court hereby VACATES the ENE in this case and DENIES Plaintiff’s
motion to continue the ENE as moot. Docket No. 16. The Clerk’s Office is instructed to remove
the ENE flag from this case and remove the undersigned from the docket as the settlement judge.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED: February 22, 2017
NANCY J. KOPPE
United States Magistrate Judge
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