Li et al v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al
MINUTE ORDER: Counsel are directed to confer and to file a JOINT STATUS REPORT by November 8, 2021. Authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (MW)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
YUZHONG LI; and YANJING
UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP
AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES,
THIS MATTER comes before the Court upon a complaint for injunctive and
declaratory relief concerning denial of I-485 petitions. Having reviewed the complaint in
this matter, the Court concludes that this proceeding is exempt from the initial disclosure
requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1)(A) and the initial conference requirements of
Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f). See Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1)(B)(i).
To facilitate entry of an appropriate scheduling order in this matter, and pursuant
to Fed. R. Civ. P. 16 and Local Rule CR 16, counsel are directed to confer and to file a
JOINT STATUS REPORT by November 8, 2021. The conference among counsel shall
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1 be by direct and personal communication, whether via face-to-face meeting or telephonic
2 conference. The Joint Status Report must contain the following information by
3 corresponding paragraph numbers:
A concise statement of the positions of the parties concerning the relief
5 requested in the complaint.
A summary of the procedural posture of the case and/or the status of the
7 proceedings before the federal agency at issue, including whether final agency action has
8 occurred or is expected to occur in the near future.
A proposed deadline for filing of the administrative record.
A proposed deadline for filing of dispositive motions.
An indication whether trial will be required in this matter and, if so, an
12 indication (i) when the matter will be ready for trial; (ii) whether such trial will be jury or
13 non-jury; and (iii) how long such trial is anticipated to take.
An indication whether the parties agree that a full-time Magistrate Judge
15 may conduct all proceedings, including trial and the entry of judgment, under 28 U.S.C.
16 § 636(c) and Local Rule MJR 13. The Magistrate Judge who will be assigned the case is
17 the Honorable Brian A Tsuchida. Agreement in the Joint Status Report will constitute
18 the parties’ consent to referral of the case to the assigned Magistrate Judge.
An indication whether any party wishes a scheduling conference before a
20 scheduling order is entered in this case. If the parties are unable to agree on any part of
21 the Joint Status Report, they may answer in separate paragraphs. No separate reports
22 are to be filed.
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The time for filing the Joint Status Report may be extended only by court order.
2 Any request for extension should be made by telephone to chambers. If the parties wish
3 to have a status conference with the Court at any time during the pendency of this action,
4 they should contact chambers. Finally, if this matter is resolved by further agency action
5 or settled, the parties shall immediately notify chambers. Chambers may be reached at
This Minute Order is issued at the outset of the case, and a copy is sent by the
8 Clerk to counsel for plaintiff and any defendants who have appeared. Plaintiff’s counsel
9 is directed to serve copies of this Minute Order on all parties who appear after this
10 Minute Order is filed, within fourteen (14) days of receipt of service of each appearance.
11 Plaintiff’s counsel will be responsible for starting the communications needed to comply
12 with this Minute Order.
Failure by any party to fully comply with this Minute Order may result in the
14 imposition of sanctions, including dismissal of the case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 8th day of September, 2021.
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