Linehan v. AllianceOne Receivables Management, Inc.

Filing 352

MINUTE ORDER granting Consol Plaintiffs Renee Conroy, Marilynn Cormier, Kelsey Erickson, Rebecca Foutz, Theresa Mosby and Katherine A. Rohr-Smith's 346 Motion/Request to Re-Set Motions for Summary Judgment; Motions for Summary Judgment 335 and 322 are RE-NOTED for 4/21/2017. Authorized by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (SWT)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 10 TIMOTHY LINEHAN, on behalf of plaintiff and a class, Plaintiff, CASE NO. C15-1012-JCC MINUTE ORDER 11 v. 12 13 ALLIANCEONE RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT, INC., 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Defendant. The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable John C. Coughenour, United States District Judge: This matter comes before the Court on the Mosby Plaintiffs’ request to reset motions for summary judgment (Dkt. No. 346). The Mosby Plaintiffs seek to renote the Merchants Defendants’ motion for summary judgment (Dkt. No. 322) and Plaintiff Rohr-Smith’s motion for partial summary judgment (Dkt. No. 335) for Friday, April 21, 2017, the same date as the Mosby Plaintiffs’ summary judgment motion (Dkt. No. 343). (See Dkt. No. 346 at 1.) The Mosby Plaintiffs believe this will facilitate settlement negotiations, permit scheduled depositions to occur, and serve the interests of efficiency and economy. (Id. at 2.) The Court observes the Merchants Defendants’ objection (Dkt. No. 347). However, it is the Court’s strong preference to address these motions together for the sake of clarity and judicial economy. This is why the Court has twice sua sponte renoted the summary judgment MINUTE ORDER, C15-1012-JCC PAGE - 1 1 motions in this case, in an effort to achieve a common noting date. (See Dkt. Nos. 321, 339.) 2 The Court reversed its more recent re-noting at the Merchants Defendants’ request, 3 moving their motion (Dkt. No. 322) back to its original noting date of March 31, 2017. (See Dkt. 4 No. 342 at 1.) However, contrary to the Merchants Defendants’ assertion, this was not because 5 the underlying goal had dissipated. (See Dkt. No. 341 at 1; Dkt. No. 347 at 1.) Although some of 6 the pending motions were withdrawn, there were still two motions pending with the later noting 7 date of April 7, 2017. (Dkt. Nos. 335, 337.) Rather, the Court granted the renoting request 8 because counsel had indicated his unavailability during the period of the new noting date. (Dkt. 9 No. 330) (indicating unavailability from April 6 to April 11, 2017). 10 This unavailability is not an issue for the present request to renote the motions for April 11 21, 2017. Accordingly, that request (Dkt. No. 346) is GRANTED. The Merchants 12 Defendants’ motion for summary judgment (Dkt. No. 322) and Plaintiff Rohr-Smith’s 13 motion for partial summary judgment (Dkt. No. 335) shall be RENOTED for Friday, April 14 21, 2017. The motion for summary judgment by Defendant King County (Dkt. No. 337) will 15 remain noted for Friday, April 7, 2017, as the claims and issues there are sufficiently distinct. 16 DATED this 27th day of March 2017. 17 William M. McCool Clerk of Court 18 s/Paula McNabb Deputy Clerk 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 MINUTE ORDER, C15-1012-JCC PAGE - 2

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