Benson v. Double Down Interactive, LLC et al

Filing 430

ORDER granting Parties' 429 Stipulated Motion TO EXTEND THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE DEADLINE. Settlement conference deadline is now 9/27/2021. Signed by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (LH)

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Case 2:18-cv-00525-RSL Document 430 Filed 09/08/21 Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 10 ADRIENNE BENSON and MARY SIMONSON, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, 11 12 JOINT MOTION TO EXTEND THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE DEADLINE v. 13 Case No. 18-cv-00525-RSL DOUBLE DOWN INTERACTIVE, LLC, et al., 14 15 Defendants. 16 17 Under the present case schedule, the deadline to hold a formal settlement conference 18 including representatives with authority to settle is September 7, 2021. See Dkt. 368. For several 19 months, IGT (“IGT”) and International Game Technology (“IGT Holdco”) (collectively, the “IGT 20 Defendants”) and Plaintiffs have engaged in telephonic settlement discussions between counsel. 21 Those discussions have developed such that Plaintiffs and IGT have now committed to exploring 22 in good faith whether to (i) hold a formal mediation with a third-party neutral, or (2) conduct a 23 Zoom videoconference with representatives with authority to settle. 24 Consequently, Plaintiffs and the IGT Defendants have agreed—subject to Court 25 approval—to stipulate to extend the formal settlement conference deadline from September 7, 26 2021 to September 27, 2021. Plaintiffs and the IGT Defendants believe that this modest extension 27 JOINT MOTION TO EXTEND THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE DEADLINE (Case No.: 18-CV-00525-RSL) BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP 999 Third Avenue, Suite 3900 Seattle, WA 98104-4040 Telephone: (206) 332-1380 Case 2:18-cv-00525-RSL Document 430 Filed 09/08/21 Page 2 of 5 1 will provide the parties sufficient time to fully explore the potential benefits of either a formal 2 mediation or a Zoom videoconference between authorized parties. Accordingly, the IGT 3 Defendants and the Plaintiffs jointly request that the Court enter the attached Order. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 JOINT MOTION TO EXTEND THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE DEADLINE (Case No.: 18-CV-00525-RSL) -2- BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP 999 Third Avenue, Suite 3900 Seattle, WA 98104-4040 Telephone: (206) 332-1380 Case 2:18-cv-00525-RSL Document 430 Filed 09/08/21 Page 3 of 5 1 Dated: September 7, 2021 2 Respectfully submitted. BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP 3 /s/ James R. Morrison James R. Morrison, WSBA No. 43043 Logan F. Peppin, WSBA 57704 999 Third Avenue, Suite 3900 Seattle, WA 98104 Tel: (206) 332-1380 Fax: (206) 624-7317 jmorrison@bakerlaw.com lpeppin@bakerlaw.com 4 5 6 7 8 9 John M. Touhy (pro hac vice) David M. Friebus (pro hac vice) Joshua M. Fliegel (pro hac vice) One North Wacker Drive, Suite 4500 Chicago, IL 60606 Tel: (312) 416-6200 Fax: (312) 416-6201 jtouhy@bakerlaw.com dfriebus@bakerlaw.com jfliegel@bakerlaw.com 10 11 12 13 14 Paul G. Karlsgodt, WSBA No. 40311 1801 California Street, Suite 4400 Denver, CO 80202 Tel: (303) 861-0600 Fax: (303) 861-7805 pkarlsgodt@bakerlaw.com 15 16 17 18 Attorneys for Defendants International Game Technology and IGT 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 JOINT MOTION TO EXTEND THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE DEADLINE (Case No.: 18-CV-00525-RSL) -3- BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP 999 Third Avenue, Suite 3900 Seattle, WA 98104-4040 Telephone: (206) 332-1380 Case 2:18-cv-00525-RSL Document 430 Filed 09/08/21 Page 4 of 5 1 EDELSON PC 2 /s/ Rafey S. Balabanian Rafey S. Balabanian * rbalabanian@edelson.com Todd Logan* tlogan@edelson.com Brandt Silver-Korn* bsilverkorn@edelson.com Edelson PC 150 California Street, 18th Floor San Francisco, California 94111 Tel: 515.212.9300 Fax: 415.373.9495 3 4 5 6 7 8 /s/ Jay Edelson Jay Edelson* Jedelson@edelson.com Alexander G. Tievsky, WSBA #57125 atievsky@edelson.com Amy B. Hausmann* abhausmann@edelson.com Edelson PC 350 North LaSalle Street, 14th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60654 Tel: 312.589.6370 Fax: 312.589.6378 9 10 11 12 13 14 Cecily C. Shiel, WSBA #50061 cshiel@tousley.com Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC 1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2200 Seattle, Washington 98101 Tel: 206.682.5600 15 16 17 18 19 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Adrienne Benson and Mary Simonson 20 *Admitted pro hac vice 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 JOINT MOTION TO EXTEND THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE DEADLINE (Case No.: 18-CV-00525-RSL) -4- BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP 999 Third Avenue, Suite 3900 Seattle, WA 98104-4040 Telephone: (206) 332-1380 Case 2:18-cv-00525-RSL Document 430 Filed 09/08/21 Page 5 of 5 1 2 3 ORDER The Parties’ Joint Motion to Extend the Settlement Conference Deadline until September 27, 2021 is GRANTED. 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 7 Dated this 8th day of September, 2021. 8 9 10 ROBERT S. LASNIK UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 JOINT MOTION TO EXTEND THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE DEADLINE (Case No.: 18-CV-00525-RSL) -5- BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP 999 Third Avenue, Suite 3900 Seattle, WA 98104-4040 Telephone: (206) 332-1380

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