UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION
September 9, 2008
SUKHWINDER SINGH, DHARAM SINGH, PLAINTIFFS,
MICHAEL CHERTOFF, SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; LYNNE SKEIRIK, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL VISA CENTER; U.S. CONSUL GENERAL MICHAEL S. OWEN, U.S. EMBASSY NEW DELHI, INDIA; CONDOLEEZZA RICE, SECRETARY OF STATE, DEFENDANTS.
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 in this immigration case. 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. Joint Request for ADR Exemption C 08-2362 SI 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.
Respectfully submitted, JOSEPH P. RUSSONIELLO United States Attorney
EDWARD A. OLSEN Assistant United States Attorney Attorneys for Defendants
ROBERT B. JOBE SARA COPPIN Attorneys for Plaintiffs
Pursuant to stipulation and to ADR L. R. 3-3(c), the parties are hereby removed from the ADR Multi-Option Program and are excused from participating in the ADR phone conference and any further formal ADR process.
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