Balder v. Sarandon
ORDER: To conserve resources, to promote judicial efficiency, and in an effort to achieve a faster disposition of this matter, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties must discuss whether they are willing to consent, under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), to conducting all further proceedings before the assigned Magistrate Judge. (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 7/29/2022) (ate)
DATE FILED: 7/29/2022
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
VALERIE CAPRONI, United States District Judge:
By separate Order being entered today, this case is being referred to the assigned
Magistrate Judge for a report and recommendation on any motion for judgment on the pleadings.
To conserve resources, to promote judicial efficiency, and in an effort to achieve a faster
disposition of this matter, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties must discuss whether they are
willing to consent, under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), to conducting all further proceedings before the
assigned Magistrate Judge.
If both parties consent to proceed before the Magistrate Judge, counsel for the defendant
must, within two weeks of the date on which Defendant enters an appearance, file on ECF 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
https://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/forms/consent-proceed-us-magistrate-judge). If the Court
approves that form, all further proceedings will then be conducted before the assigned Magistrate
Judge rather than before me. An information sheet on proceedings before magistrate judges is
also attached to this order. Any appeal would be taken directly to the United States Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit, as it would be if the consent form were not signed and so
If either party does not consent to conducting all further proceedings before the assigned
Magistrate Judge, the parties must file a joint letter, not later than September 1, 2022, advising
the Court that the parties do not consent, but without disclosing the identity of the party or
parties who do not consent. The parties are free to withhold consent without negative
United States District Judge
Date: July 29, 2022
New York, NY
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 you 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 you 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 magistrate judge, and all
parties must consent or the case will not proceed before the magistrate judge.
A copy of the appropriate consent form is attached. Additional forms are also available
from the Pro Se Office and on the Court’s website.
THE DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN
THE CHARLES L. BRIEANT, JR.
UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE
UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE
500 PEARL STREET
300 QUARROPAS STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10007-1312
WHITE PLAINS, NY 10601-4150
PRO SE OFFICE
AO 85 (Rev. 01/09) Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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.
Parties’ printed names
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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