Jules v. Andre Balazs Properties et al

Filing 13

ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the February 18, 2021, initial pretrial conference is cancelled. (As further set forth in this Order.) (Signed by Judge Lorna G. Schofield on 2/17/2021) (cf)

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Case 1:20-cv-10500-LGS Document 13 Filed 02/17/21 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------------X : ADRIAN JULES, : Plaintiff, : : -against: : ANDRE BALAZS PROPERTIES et al., : Defendants. : -------------------------------------------------------------X 20 Civ. 10500 (LGS) ORDER LORNA G. SCHOFIELD, District Judge: WHEREAS, the initial pretrial conference in this matter is scheduled for February 18, 2021. WHEREAS, no significant issues were raised in the parties’ joint letter or proposed case management plan. It is hereby ORDERED that the February 18, 2021, initial pretrial conference is cancelled. If the parties believe that a conference would nevertheless be useful, they should inform the Court immediately so the conference can be reinstated. The case management plan and scheduling order will issue in a separate order. The parties’ attention is particularly directed to the provisions for periodic status letters, and the need for a pre-motion letter to avoid cancellation of the final conference and setting of a trial date. It is further ORDERED, regarding settlement discussions, if and when the parties are ready to proceed with a settlement conference with the assigned Magistrate Judge or mediation in the Court’s mediation program, they shall file a joint letter on ECF requesting a referral. It is further ORDERED that if the parties wish to move to compel arbitration or dismissal for improper venue and/or subject matter jurisdiction, they shall file pre-motion letters per the Case 1:20-cv-10500-LGS Document 13 Filed 02/17/21 Page 2 of 2 Individual Rules, including in those letters any request to stay discovery dates pending motion practice. The parties should be aware that the Court does not extend the deadlines for fact and expert discovery absent compelling circumstances. Dated: February 17, 2021 New York, New York 2

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