UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION
January 13, 2009
BILL SHIH, PLAINTIFF,
U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, JONATHAN SCHARFEN, DIRECTOR; U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, ANITA ERFAN, DIRECTOR OF SAN JOSE FIELD OFFICE; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, MICHAEL CHERTOFF, SECRETARY, RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Howard R. Lloyd United States Magistrate Judge
PARTIES' CONSENT TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE JURISDICTION; STIPULATION TO DISMISS; AND [PROPOSED] ORDER
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73, Plaintiff and Defendants in this case hereby voluntarily consent to have a United States Magistrate Judge conduct any and all further proceedings in the case, including trial, and order the entry of a final judgment. Further, Plaintiff, by and through his attorneys of record, and Defendants, by and through their attorneys of record, hereby stipulate, subject to the approval of the Court, to dismissal of the above-entitled action without prejudice in light of the fact that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is now prepared to adjudicate Plaintiff's application for naturalization and agrees to do so within 21 days of the dismissal of this action. See 8 U.S.C. § 1447(b). Each of the parties shall bear their own costs and fees.
Dated: December 31, 2008
JOSEPH P. RUSSONIELLO United States Attorney ILA C. DEISS*fn1 Assistant United States Attorney Attorneys for Defendants
Date: January 6, 2009
MING JI Attorney for Plaintiff
Pursuant to stipulation, IT IS SO ORDERED.