UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 27, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
DISTRIBUIDORA BATIZ, S.A. DE C.V.; ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jan M. Adler U.S. Magistrate Judge
NOTICE AND ORDER FOR TELEPHONIC EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION CONFERENCE
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a telephonic Early Neutral Evaluation Conference will be held on March 20, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler. Counsel only for each party shall participate in the conference. The Court will initiate the conference call.
Although the submission of statements is not required in advance of the Early Neutral Evaluation Conference, parties may submit concise statements if desired. If a statement is submitted, it shall be provided to chambers no later than one prior to the scheduled conference.*fn1 If the parties submit statements in connection with the Early Neutral Evaluation Conference, they may either do so on a confidential basis or may exchange their statements.
Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure shall apply to this case. All discovery shall be stayed until after the Rule 26(f) conference, unless otherwise permitted by Rule 26(f) or court order.
The parties shall be prepared to discuss the following matters at the conclusion of the conference:
1. Any anticipated objections under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1) to the initial disclosure provisions of Rule 26(a)(1)(A-E);
2. The scheduling of the Rule 26(f) conference;
3. The date of initial disclosures and the date for lodging the discovery plan following the Rule 26(f) conference;
4. The scheduling of a Case Management Conference pursuant to Rule 16(b).
Plaintiff's counsel shall give notice of the telephonic Early Neutral Evaluation Conference to parties responding to the complaint after February 27, 2008.
Questions regarding this case may be directed to the Magistrate Judge's law clerk at (619) 557-5585.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO CONSENT TO TRIAL BEFORE A UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE OF THIS DISTRICT MAY, UPON THE CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES, ON FORM 1A AVAILABLE IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE, CONDUCT ANY OR ALL PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING A JURY OR NON-JURY TRIAL, AND ORDER THE ENTRY OF A FINAL JUDGMENT. COUNSEL FOR THE PLAINTIFF SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING THE CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES, SHOULD THEY DESIRE TO CONSENT.
YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT YOUR DECISION TO CONSENT OR NOT TO CONSENT IS ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY AND SHOULD BE COMMUNICATED SOLELY TO THE CLERK OF COURT. ONLY IF ALL PARTIES CONSENT WILL THE JUDGE OR MAGISTRATE JUDGE TO WHOM THE CASE HAS BEEN ASSIGNED BE INFORMED OF YOUR DECISION.
JUDGMENTS OF THE U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGES ARE APPEALABLE TO THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS STATUTE AND THE FEDERAL RULES OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE.