Kumaran et al v. Northland Energy Trading, LLC et al

Filing 187

ORDER: This order addresses Plaintiff Kumaran's July 3, 2024 letter at Dkt. 185 and Defendants' response at Dkt. 186: 1. Ms. Kumaran requests a pre-motion conference to address the volume of document review and production. The reque st is denied without prejudice as premature. The parties must first meet and confer to determine if there is an issue on which they cannot agree and need to bring to the Court's attention. 2. Ms. Kumaran requests a pre-motion conference to add ress a partial motion for summary judgment. The request is denied without prejudice as premature. The parties are only at the early stages of discovery and are still engaging in motion practice with respect to pleadings. 3. While Ms. Kumaran' s letter alludes to other potential issues, she does not identify any other issue to be resolved at this time. 4. In the event Ms. Kumaran intends to proceed with filing a motion to dismiss the counterclaims and/or pursue Rule 11 sanctions, the Court awaits the parties' proposed briefing schedule to be submitted on July 14, 2024, as per the Court's order at Dkt. 182. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the letter motion at Dkt. 185. SO ORDERED. Copies transmitted this date to all counsel of record. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger on 7/9/2024) Copies Sent By Chambers. (vfr)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ---------------------------------------------------------------X SAMANTHA SIVA KUMARAN, ET AL., : : Plaintiffs, : : - against : : : NORTHLAND ENERGY TRADING, LLC, : ET AL., : : Defendants. : : ---------------------------------------------------------------X 07/09/2024 19-CV-8345 (MKV) (RWL) ORDER ROBERT W. LEHRBURGER, United States Magistrate Judge. This order addresses Plaintiff Kumaran’s July 3, 2024 letter at Dkt. 185 and Defendants’ response at Dkt. 186: 1. Ms. Kumaran requests a pre-motion conference to address the volume of document review and production. The request is denied without prejudice as premature. The parties must first meet and confer to determine if there is an issue on which they cannot agree and need to bring to the Court’s attention. 2. Ms. Kumaran requests a pre-motion conference to address a partial motion for summary judgment. The request is denied without prejudice as premature. The parties are only at the early stages of discovery and are still engaging in motion practice with respect to pleadings. 3. While Ms. Kumaran’s letter alludes to other potential issues, she does not identify any other issue to be resolved at this time. 1 4. In the event Ms. Kumaran intends to proceed with filing a motion to dismiss the counterclaims and/or pursue Rule 11 sanctions, the Court awaits the parties’ proposed briefing schedule to be submitted on July 14, 2024, as per the Court’s order at Dkt. 182. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the letter motion at Dkt. 185. SO ORDERED. _________________________________ ROBERT W. LEHRBURGER UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Dated: July 9, 2024 New York, New York Copies transmitted this date to all counsel of record. 2

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