UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 15, 2008
BOARD OF TRUSTESS OF THE KERN COUNTY ELECTRICAL PENSION FUND, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
CHRISTOPHER BURGONI, ETC. ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Theresa A. Goldner United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REGARDING EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION
On August 4, 2008, the Court conducted a Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program (VDRP) status conference. Attorney Scott D. Perlman appeared telephonically on behalf of Plaintiffs. Attorney Nathan W. Powell appeared telephonically on behalf of Defendants.
Counsel reported that they had met, conferred, and agreed to the following:
A) The parties have selected Attorney Christopher W. Hine to conduct an early neutral evaluation ("ENE") in this case;
B) Attorney Hine is available to conduct an ENE session August 26, 2008; and
C) The parties are available to participate in the ENE session on August 26, 2008. Based on the foregoing, and light of the Court's July 9, 2008 order referring this case to the VDRP (Doc. 12), the Court makes the following orders:
1. Attorney Christopher W. Hine is appointed as the neutral in this case.
2. The ENE session shall be conducted on August 26, 2008, and shall conclude no later than August 28, 2008, at a location to be determined by Attorney Hine. Both counsel shall immediately contact Attorney Hine by telephone at 661-619-8638 or by e-mail at email@example.com to confirm the location of the ENE session and to provide him with their respective written VDRP statements and the pleadings that they have filed in this case. See Local Rule (L.R.) 16-271 (k). All parties and counsel shall appear in person at the ENE session. L.R. 16-271(l).
3. No later than fourteen days after the ENE session has been concluded, Attorney Hine shall submit to the undersigned the neutral's VDRP completion report. L.R. 16-271 (n). The completion report shall not be filed with the Court and shall report only the date on which the ENE session was completed.
4. No later than fourteen days after the ENE session has been concluded, the parties shall jointly file a VDRP completion report, or in lieu thereof, a dismissal or stipulation and order for dismissal of this case. L.R. 16-271(o).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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