Mayahua Cuahua et al v. Living Thai Corp et al
ORDER: On September 14, 2020, this Court ordered the parties to submit a joint letter to the Court no later than September 28, 2020, informing the Court whether the parties consented, under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), to conducting all further procee dings before Judge Parker. To date, the parties have not done so. Accordingly, no later than October 23, 2020, the parties shall submit this letter. If the parties consent to proceed before Judge Parker, they must submit to the Court a fully execut ed Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge form, a copy of which is attached to this Order (and also available at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/file/forms /consent-to-proceed-before-us-magistrate-judge). SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 10/14/2020) (rro)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
DATE FILED: 10-14-20
GASPAR MAYAHUA CUAHUA,
individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated, and JAVIER ZOPIYACTLE
CUAHUA, individually and on behalf of
others similarly situated,
LIVING THAIL CORP doing business as
LIVING THAI CUISINE, et al.,
RONNIE ABRAMS, United States District Judge:
On September 14, 2020, this Court ordered the parties to submit a joint letter to the Court no later
than September 28, 2020, informing the Court whether the parties consented, under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c),
to conducting all further proceedings before Judge Parker. To date, the parties have not done so.
Accordingly, no later than October 23, 2020, the parties shall submit this letter. If the parties consent to
proceed before Judge Parker, they must submit to the Court a fully executed Notice, Consent, and
Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge form, a copy of which is attached to this Order (and
also available at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/file/forms/consent-to-proceed-before-us-magistrate-judge).
October 14, 2020
New York, New York
United States District Judge
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AO 85 (Rev. 02/17) Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
__________ District of __________
Civil Action No.
NOTICE, CONSENT, AND REFERENCE OF A CIVIL ACTION TO A MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Notice of a magistrate judge’s availability. A United States magistrate judge of this court is available to conduct
all proceedings in this civil action (including a jury or nonjury trial) and to order the entry of a final judgment. The judgment
may then be appealed directly to the United States court of appeals like any other judgment of this court. A magistrate judge
may exercise this authority only if all parties voluntarily consent.
You may consent to have your case referred to a magistrate judge, or you may withhold your consent without adverse
substantive consequences. The name of any party withholding consent will not be revealed to any judge who may otherwise
be involved with your case.
Consent to a magistrate judge’s authority. The following parties consent to have a United States magistrate judge
conduct all proceedings in this case including trial, the entry of final judgment, and all post-trial proceedings.
Printed names of parties and attorneys
Signatures of parties or attorneys
IT IS ORDERED: This case is referred to a United States magistrate judge to conduct all proceedings and
order the entry of a final judgment in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73.
District Judge’s signature
Printed name and title
Return this form to the clerk of court only if you are consenting to the exercise of jurisdiction by a United States
magistrate judge. Do not return this form to a judge.
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United States District Court
Southern District of New York
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGES:
REFERRALS AND CONSENTS
All cases in the Southern District of New York are assigned to two judges: a district
judge and a magistrate judge. District judges are appointed for life terms by the
President. Magistrate judges are selected by a majority vote of the district judges in the
particular district and serve terms of eight years.
Referrals to the Magistrate Judge. The district judge assigned to your case may refer
the case to a magistrate judge for specific purposes. Commonly, the referral will be for
the magistrate judge to conduct the proceedings that occur before trial, such as
resolving discovery disputes or presiding over settlement conferences. A referral may
also be made for the magistrate judge to issue to the district judge a report and
recommendation on how to resolve a motion, such as a motion to dismiss or a motion
for summary judgment. The consent of the parties is not needed for the district judge to
refer the case to the magistrate judge for these purposes. If the district judge has made
such a referral, you can ask the district judge to review any magistrate judge’s decision
by filing an objection with the district judge within fourteen days of that decision. The
district judge will rule on any timely objections that you file. If you do not file an
objection, you will give up your right to challenge the magistrate judge’s decision at a
later time, including on appeal. See Rule 72 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Consent to Proceed Before the Magistrate Judge. If you would like your case to move
more quickly, it is helpful to consent to proceed before the magistrate judge for all
purposes, including any trial. If all parties consent, the magistrate judge will perform
the identical function that the district judge would have performed. Any trial in your
case would be either a jury or a nonjury trial, depending upon whether there is a right
to a jury trial and a proper request for such a trial. The only difference is that the
magistrate judge – and not the district judge – would preside over that trial. Cases that
proceed for all purposes before a magistrate judge generally move more quickly than
cases before a district judge. If all parties consent to proceed before the magistrate
judge, the district judge plays no further role in the case. Any appeal is taken directly to
the Court of Appeals. It is your choice whether or not to consent to proceed before the
A copy of the appropriate consent form is attached. Additional forms are also available
from the Pro Se Intake Unit and on the Court’s website.
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