UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 17, 2007
DAVID LOTSPEICH, PLAINTIFF,
JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Anthony J. Battaglia U.S. Magistrate Judge United States District Court
ORDER FOLLOWING EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION LONG CONFERENCE TERM DISABILITY BENEFITS PLAN,
On October 15, 2007, the Court convened an Early Neutral Evaluation Conference in the above entitled action. Appearing were Brooks Iler, Esq. and David Lotspeich on behalf of plaintiff; Stephen Galton, Esq. and Donald Sapala, client representative on behalf of defendant Johnson Controls.
The case is not a position for settlement. It is likely that cross motions for summary judgment will be necessary to bring the case to a conclusion.
The Court sets the following dates:
1. The Rule 26(f) conference shall be completed before October 29, 2007;
2. The requirement to lodge a discovery plan is hereby waived; and,
3. The date of initial disclosure pursuant to Rule 26(a)(1)(A-D) shall occur before November 12, 207;
4. Counsel are ordered to appear by phone on November 20, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. for a Case Management Conference pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b). Plaintiff shall initiate the conference call.
Failure of any counsel or party to comply with this Order will result in the imposition of sanctions.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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