Juarez et al v. Asher et al
MINUTE ORDER at the direction of the Hon. James L. Robart. The court GRANTS the 284 Stipulated Motion to Stay Discovery and Case Deadlines. This case is REFERRED to Magistrate Judge J. Richard Creatura for a judicial settlement conference. Judge Creatura's courtroom deputy will contact counsel to schedule a settlement conference. The parties are ORDERED to inform the court within three (3) days of the settlement conference whether this matter has been resolved. (ST)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
WILFREDO FAVELA AVENDAÑO, et
NATHALIE ASHER, et al.,
CASE NO. C20-0700JLR-MLP
The following minute order is made by the direction of the court, the Honorable
James L. Robart:
The parties in this matter informed the court that they have engaged in preliminary
discussions about a possible resolution of this matter without further litigation, and that
Respondents have agreed to provide Petitioners with certain class member information as
part of those discussions. The parties stipulate and agree to stay all discovery and
dispositive motions deadlines while the parties explore settling this matter. (See Stip.
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(Dkt. # 284).) Accordingly, the court GRANTS the parties’ stipulated motion to stay
discovery and case deadlines (Dkt. # 284). In the event an agreement is not reached, the
parties shall have 90 days to conduct discovery from the date the notice is filed, and the
court will set new deadlines for dispositive motions at that time.
The parties also request that pursuant to Local Civil Rule 39.1(c)(1), the Court
appoint a magistrate judge to mediate the settlement discussion in the matter. (See Stip.
at 2.) The parties represent that the designation of a magistrate judge to mediate this
matter will assist in resolving this case without further litigation, and that assignment of a
magistrate judge is appropriate given that this case involves a request for injunctive relief
against federal agencies and officials by a certified class of persons who are detained in
this district. (See id.) Finding good cause, the court hereby REFERS this case to the
Honorable J. Richard Creatura, United States Magistrate Judge, for a judicial settlement
conference pursuant to Local Civil Rule 39.1(e). Kelly Miller, Judge Creatura’s
courtroom deputy, will contact counsel to schedule a settlement conference.
The parties are further ORDERED to inform the court within three (3) days of
the settlement conference whether this matter has been resolved. The Clerk is directed to
provide Judge Creatura a copy of this Minute Order.
Filed and entered this 3rd day of June, 2021.
WILLIAM M. MCCOOL
Clerk of Court
s/ Ashleigh Drecktrah
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