Jane Doe 16 et al v. Columbia University et al

Filing 23

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)

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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: (ALCarterNYSDChambers @nysd.uscourts.gov) Honorable Andrew L. Carter, Jr. United States District Court Southern District of New York 40 Foley Square, Room 435 New York, New York 10007 Re: 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 resolution. 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 cc: All Parties Via ECF Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker Via Email: Parker_NYSDChambers@nysd.uscourts.gov January 8, 2021 The parties shall file a status letter by February 26, 2021

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