Jane Doe 16 et al v. Columbia University et al
ORDER granting 22 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. So Ordered. The parties shall file a status letter by February 26, 2021. (Signed by Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr on 1/8/2021) (js)
Case 1:20-cv-01791-ALC Document 23 Filed 01/08/21 Page 1 of 1
January 8, 2021
January 7, 2021
Via ECF and courtesy copy via email:
Honorable Andrew L. Carter, Jr.
United States District Court
Southern District of New York
40 Foley Square, Room 435
New York, New York 10007
1:19-cv-02978-ALC and 1:20-cv-01791-ALC
Plaintiffs’ Request for Adjournment and Stay or Pre-Motion Conference
Dear Judge Carter:
Our office, as counsel for Plaintiffs Hoechstetter, et al. in the above-referenced matter and in accordance
with Your Honor's Individual Practices, writes to advise the Court of recent developments between the parties.
On July 30, 2020, the undersigned counsel for Plaintiffs together with counsel for Defendants Columbia
University, et al. and New York Presbyterian Hospital executed an “Agreement” memorializing the parties’
belief that “… it is in their mutual interest to pursue settlement of the Claims at this time” and “that the parties
agree to proceed in good faith .…” Pursuant to the Agreement, and prior to the commencement of settlement
discussions between the parties, Plaintiffs served upon Defendants Columbia University, et al. and New York
Presbyterian Hospital Plaintiff questionnaires. As directed by the Court, on October 9, 2020 the parties submitted
a joint letter update advising the Court of the status of negotiations and requesting a continued stay while the
parties continued to negotiate. The Court directed a further status update on January 7, 2021 (Docket 78).
The parties wish to advise Your Honor that settlement negotiations continue. The parties anticipate holding
several additional negotiation sessions in the coming weeks and months given that our mutual desire to work
together toward achieving a fair resolution remains strong. As such, the parties respectfully ask for a continuance
of the previously imposed stay in both actions, thereby allowing the parties to continue to explore an amicable
Thank you for your attention to this matter and consideration of the foregoing.
Very truly yours,
Adam P. Slater, Esq.
Counsel for Plaintiffs
Slater Slater Schulman LLP
All Parties Via ECF
Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker Via Email:
January 8, 2021
The parties shall file a status
letter by February 26, 2021
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