UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION
June 4, 2007
DR. ALIAZAM ABBASFAR, AND MAHDIEH ANSARI ROODSARI, PLAINTIFFS
MICHAEL CHERTOFF, SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, DIRECTOR OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES; CHRISTINA POULOS, ACTING DIRECTOR OF USCIS CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER; ALBERTO GONZALES, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL; ROBERT S. MUELLER, DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Patricia V. Trumbull United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER ON PARTIES' JOINT REQUEST TO BE EXEMPT FROM FORMAL ADR PROCESS
Each of the undersigned certifies that he or she has read either the handbook entitled "Dispute Resolution Procedures in the Northern District of California," or the specified portions of the ADR Unit's Internet site , discussed the available dispute resolution options provided by the court and private entities, and considered whether this case might benefit from any of them.
Here, the parties agree that referral to a formal ADR process will not be beneficial because this mandamus action is limited to plaintiff's request that this Court compel defendants to adjudicate the applications for adjustment of status. Given the substance of the action and the lack of any potential middle ground, ADR will only serve to multiply the proceedings and unnecessarily tax court resources. Accordingly, pursuant to ADR L.R. 3-3(c), the parties request the case be removed from the ADR Multi-Option Program and that they be excused from participating in the ADR phone conference and any further formal ADR process.
Dated: May 29, 2007
ILA C. DEISS Assistant United States Attorney Attorney for Defendants
Dated: May 24, 2007
LORI SCHOENBERG Attorney for Plaintiffs
Pursuant to stipulation, IT IS SO ORDERED.
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