UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 15, 2006
TIMOTHY J. SINES, PLAINTIFF,
GERALD W. GREEN, III; DOES 1 THROUGH 50, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barbara L. Major United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER FINDING EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION INAPPROPRIATE AND SETTING TELEPHONIC CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
On November 14, 2006, Defendant Gerald W. Green III filed an Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint [Doc. No. 9] and a Motion for Order Compelling Arbitration [Doc. No. 6]. Defendant's motion to compel arbitration is set for hearing on January 22, 2007.
Due to this pending motion, the Court finds it inappropriate to hold an Early Neutral Evaluation Conference at this time. See CivLR 16.1(c) (providing that the "judicial officer shall hold  conferences as he or she deems appropriate"). However, in order to determine the status of the case and whether it is appropriate to schedule a settlement conference, a telephonic Case Management Conference shall be held before Magistrate Judge Barbara L. Major on February 22, 2006 at 06cv2349-L (BLM) 1:30 p.m. Counsel for all parties shall appear telephonically at this conference. The Court will initiate the conference call. Failure of required counsel to participate may result in sanctions.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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