B. et al v. New York City Department of Education
MEMO ENDORSED granting 11 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. ENDORSEMENT: Application GRANTED. The initial pretrial conference, previously scheduled for November 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., is hereby ADJOURNED until December 28, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 618 of the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, New York. Initial Conference set for 12/28/2017 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 618, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Katherine Polk Failla.. (Signed by Judge Katherine Polk Failla on 11/27/2017) (js) Modified on 11/27/2017 (js).
DOC #: _________________
DATE FILED: ______________
November 27, 2017
ZACHARY W. CARTER
THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Tel.: (212) 356-4377
100 CHURCH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10007
November 22, 2017
Hon. Katherine Polk Failla
United States District Court
Southern District of New York
40 Foley Square
New York, NY 10007
P.B. et al., v. NY City Dep’t of Educ., 17-cv-06470 (KPF)
Joint request to adjourn the initial pretrial conference
Dear Judge Failla:
I am the attorney assigned to represent defendant, the New York City Department of
Education, in the above-referenced action. I write on behalf of both parties to respectfully request
an adjournment of the initial pretrial conference scheduled for November 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
for approximately 30 days to allow the parties to seek to resolve Plaintiffs’ claims without the
Court’s intervention and to minimize having Plaintiffs’ counsel incur additional fees. The parties
are available December 27-29, 2017 or a later date that is convenient to the Court. This is the
parties’ first request for an adjournment.
After conducting a review of the underlying administrative case for which Plaintiffs seek
attorneys’ fees, as well as counsel’s billing records, the Law Department has obtained authority
to settle Plaintiffs’ claims and made an initial offer of settlement earlier today. The parties are
now attempting to negotiate and document a full settlement.
The parties are hopeful that they will be able to reach a settlement of the case within the
next 30 days. The parties will immediately apprise the Court if they reach a settlement, or if a
settlement conference would be of assistance.
Thank you for your consideration.
s/ Lana Koroleva
Counsel for Defendant
s/ Gary S. Mayerson
Gary S. Mayerson
Counsel for Plaintiffs
Application GRANTED. The initial pretrial conference, previously
scheduled for November 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., is hereby ADJOURNED until
December 28, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 618 of the Thurgood
Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, New York.
November 27, 2017
New York, New York
HON. KATHERINE POLK FAILLA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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