T.S. o/b/o H.T.S. v. New York City Department of Education

Filing 11

ORDER In this case, Plaintiff seeks attorney's fees in connection with claims brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Title 20, United States Code, Section 1410 et seq. By separate Order to be entered today, the Court i s referring the matter to the assigned Magistrate Judge both for General Pretrial Purposes, including settlement, and for any dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment. Unless and until the Magistrate Judge orders otherwise, the pa rties shall file a joint letter (addressed to the Magistrate Judge), no later than two weeks from the date on which Defendant enters an appearance, and not to exceed two pages, indicating whether there is any need for discovery or an initial confer ence in this case. If there is no such need, the parties should include in their letter a proposed briefing schedule for any motions, including motions for summary judgment. In addition, 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 J udge. If both parties consent to proceed before the Magistrate Judge, Plaintiff shall, within two weeks of the date on which Defendant enters an appearance, either mail or email to Furman_NYSDChambers@nysd.uscourts.gov a fully executed Notice, C onsent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge form, a copy of which is available at https://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/node/754. If the Court approves that form, all further proceedings will then be conducted before the assigned Magistrate Judge rather than before the undersigned. If either party does not consent to conducting all further proceedings before the assigned Magistrate Judge, the parties must file a joint letter by the same deadline advising the Court that the parties do n ot consent, but without disclosing the identity of the party or parties who do not consent. There will be no adverse consequences if the parties do not consent to proceed before the Magistrate Judge. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Jesse M. Furman on 2/5/2024) (jca)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ---------------------------------------------------------------------- X : T.S., on behalf of H.T.S., : : Plaintiff, : : -v: : NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, : : Defendant. : : ---------------------------------------------------------------------- X 24-CV-765 (JMF) ORDER JESSE M. FURMAN, United States District Judge: In this case, Plaintiff seeks attorney’s fees in connection with claims brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Title 20, United States Code, Section 1410 et seq. By separate Order to be entered today, the Court is referring the matter to the assigned Magistrate Judge both for General Pretrial Purposes, including settlement, and for any dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment. Unless and until the Magistrate Judge orders otherwise, the parties shall file a joint letter (addressed to the Magistrate Judge), no later than two weeks from the date on which Defendant enters an appearance, and not to exceed two pages, indicating whether there is any need for discovery or an initial conference in this case. If there is no such need, the parties should include in their letter a proposed briefing schedule for any motions, including motions for summary judgment. In addition, 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, Plaintiff shall, within two weeks of the date on which Defendant enters an appearance, either mail or email to Furman_NYSDChambers@nysd.uscourts.gov a fully executed Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge form, a copy of which is available at https://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/node/754. If the Court approves that form, all further proceedings will then be conducted before the assigned Magistrate Judge rather than before the undersigned. If either party does not consent to conducting all further proceedings before the assigned Magistrate Judge, the parties must file a joint letter by the same deadline advising the Court that the parties do not consent, but without disclosing the identity of the party or parties who do not consent. There will be no adverse consequences if the parties do not consent to proceed before the Magistrate Judge. SO ORDERED. Dated: February 5, 2024 New York, New York __________________________________ JESSE M. FURMAN United States District Judge 2

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